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Date:	Tue, 08 May 2007 12:19:48 +0200
From:	Patrick McHardy <>
To:	Andrew Morton <>
CC:	Michal Piotrowski <>,
	LKML <>,
Subject: Re: 2.6.21-git8+ BUG: NMI Watchdog detected LOCKUP on CPU1

Andrew Morton wrote:
> Whatever happens, that printk should be toned down, shouldn't it?  We
> prefer to not let unprivileged apps spam the logs.

Only priviledged apps can send these packets. I've never seen it in
practice except for one case that was a bug in the network stack, so
I'd prefer to keep it. The original intention was to give the user
a hint why these packets are not affected by iptables rules, so a
more descriptive message would make sense. I'll queue a patch for

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