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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] reduce syslog clutter (take 2)
    On Thu, 9 Mar 2006 03:02:57 -0800 Andrew Morton wrote:

    > Tilman Schmidt <> wrote:
    > >
    > > The current versions of the err() / info() / warn() syslog macros
    > > insert __FILE__ at the beginning of the message, which expands to
    > > the complete path name of the source file within the kernel tree.
    > >
    > > With the following patch, when used in a module, they'll insert the
    > > module name instead, which is significantly shorter and also tends to
    > > be more useful to users trying to make sense of a particular message.
    > Personally, I prefer to see filenames. Or function names. Sometimes it's
    > rather unobvious how to go from module name to filename, due to a) multiple
    > .o files being linked together, b) subsystems which insist on #including .c
    > files in .c files (usb...) and c) the module system's cute habit of
    > replacing underscores with dashes in module names.

    True, just using module->name or whatever means that we would
    (often?) have to do a lookup to see what source file it was in.

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