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Date:	Sun, 28 Feb 2010 13:13:38 +0100
From:	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
To:	Jaswinder Singh Rajput <>
Cc:	Greg KH <>, LKML <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	David Woodhouse <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Driver core: Reduce the level of request_firmware() messages

On Sunday 28 February 2010, Jaswinder Singh Rajput wrote:
> Hello Rafael,
> On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 2:13 AM, Rafael J. Wysocki <> wrote:
> > From: Rafael J. Wysocki <>
> >
> > The messages from _request_firmware() informing that firmware is
> > being requested or built-in firmware is going to be used are printed
> > at KERN_INFO, which produces lots of noise on systems with huge
> > numbers of AMD CPUs.  Reduce the level of these messages to
> > KERN_DEBUG to get rid of that noise.
> >
> Which firmware we are using is very useful information. Because of
> huge numbers of CPUs it seems noise then better provide the
> information for first cpu and for the rest of the CPUs you can show by

That would have been better indeed, but the problem is _request_firmware()
doesn't allow us to change the level of its messages on demand.

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