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Date:	Wed, 11 Jul 2007 11:35:03 +0530 (IST)
From:	Satyam Sharma <>
To:	Joel Becker <>
cc:	Jesper Juhl <>,
	Matt Mackall <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
	Keiichi Kii <>,
	Netdev <>,
	Stephen Hemminger <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 -mm 4/9] netconsole: Add some useful tips to documentation

On Tue, 10 Jul 2007, Joel Becker wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 03:40:22AM +0530, Satyam Sharma wrote:
> > IMHO something that mentions /proc/sys/kernel/printk would be better.
> > 
> > You don't need to have built with SysRq support for that, it's clearly
> > more flexible than the ignore_loglevel option and wouldn't require a
> > reboot either. I'll send out an updated patch shortly.
> 	Why not dmesg -n?  We've been using that for years.  Or is there
> some extra change in /proc/sys/kernel/printk?

Yes, "dmesg -n" sounds the most straightforward. There are multiple ways
of course, for some reason I've always used /proc/sys/kernel/printk for
this (which has the extra "feature" that it accepts values greater than
8 too :-)

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