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Date:   Wed, 06 May 2020 18:02:36 -0700
From:   Joe Perches <joe@...ches.com>
To:     Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@...ove.sakura.ne.jp>
Cc:     Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@...il.com>,
        Petr Mladek <pmladek@...e.com>,
        Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Dmitry Safonov <dima@...sta.com>,
        Michal Hocko <mhocko@...e.com>,
        Yafang Shao <laoar.shao@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] printk: Add loglevel for "do not print to consoles".

On Thu, 2020-05-07 at 09:50 +0900, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> On 2020/05/07 0:26, Joe Perches wrote:
> > On Wed, 2020-05-06 at 18:45 +0900, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> > > On 2020/04/28 20:33, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> > > > On 2020/04/27 15:21, Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
> > > > > > KERN_NO_CONSOLES is for type of messages where "saved for later analysis" is
> > > > > > important but "printed for immediate notification" is not important.
> > > > > > In other words, KERN_NO_CONSOLES is NOT for dying messages where "printed for
> > > > > > immediate notification" is important.
> > > > > 
> > > > > per-console loglevel is a user configurable parameter.
> > > > > KERN_NO_CONSOLES is a hard-coded policy.
> > > > 
> > > > But given that whether to use KERN_NO_CONSOLES is configurable via e.g. sysctl,
> > > > KERN_NO_CONSOLES will become a user configurable parameter. What's still wrong?
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > Any problems remaining?
> > 
> > printk_get_level / printk_skip_level and the various
> > uses of %pV using printk_get_level
> > 
> 
> Excuse me, but what do you mean?
> 
> I wish printk() accepts "loglevel" argument detached from "fmt" argument (e.g.

I think that's a bad idea as it would expand
_every_ use of printk with another argument
and overall code size would increase for very
little value.

And do look at the code and uses of printk_get_level.


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