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Date:	Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:05:07 -0700
From:	Mike Travis <travis@....com>
To:	rostedt@...dmis.org
CC:	Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Jack Steiner <steiner@....com>,
	Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@...otime.net>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...e.de>,
	Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@...il.com>,
	Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@...ibm.com>,
	Robin Getz <rgetz@...log.com>,
	Dave Young <hidave.darkstar@...il.com>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/8] SGI x86_64 UV: Add limit console output function



Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 08:02 +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> 
>> Also more work could be done to make CPU boot up less verbose without
>> sacrifying debuggability if something goes wrong.
> 
> What about moving printks over to trace_printk or something. And that
> way we can have a "boot up" ring buffer that can later be retrieved if
> something goes wrong. It already dumps to the console on panic/oops.
> 
> The trace_printk will be hidden and is very fast.
> 
> -- Steve
> 

I haven't heard of "trace_printk" but how does this differ from the
existing kernel log buffer you get with 'dmesg'?

Thanks,
Mike

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