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Subject[PATCH] kobject: quiet errors in kobject_add
People don't like released kernels yelling at them, no matter how real
the error might be. So only report it if CONFIG_KOBJECT_DEBUG is

Sent on request of Andrew Morton.

Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

lib/kobject.c | 6 +++---
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

--- gregkh-2.6.orig/lib/kobject.c
+++ gregkh-2.6/lib/kobject.c
@@ -198,14 +198,14 @@ int kobject_add(struct kobject * kobj)

/* be noisy on error issues */
if (error == -EEXIST)
- printk("kobject_add failed for %s with -EEXIST, "
+ pr_debug("kobject_add failed for %s with -EEXIST, "
"don't try to register things with the "
"same name in the same directory.\n",
- printk("kobject_add failed for %s (%d)\n",
+ pr_debug("kobject_add failed for %s (%d)\n",
kobject_name(kobj), error);
- dump_stack();
+ /* dump_stack(); */

return error;
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