cvs commit: src/sys/dev/em if_em.c

M. Warner Losh imp at
Wed Nov 3 08:49:02 PST 2004

In message: <418905E5.1050605 at>
            Scott Long <scottl at> writes:
: Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
: > phk         2004-11-03 14:11:18 UTC
: > 
: >   FreeBSD src repository
: > 
: >   Modified files:
: >     sys/dev/em           if_em.c 
: >   Log:
: >   Put the "Link is up/down" printfs behind bootverbose.  gigE is not so uncommon
: >   that we need to tell people about every cable in the network anymore.  It can
: >   be enabled for debugging purposes with "boot -v".
: >   
: >   Revision  Changes    Path
: >   1.51      +8 -6      src/sys/dev/em/if_em.c
: I think that in general we can start eyeing a lot of similar verbosity
: in all of our drivers, both at boot and at runtime.  For example most
: nic drivers print out their MAC and all of their possible negotiation
: rates on attach.  This same info can be obtained from ifconfig.  Why
: clutter the boot with it?

Well, you can't get all the info you need from ifconfig.  If you want
to know WHICH nic is in WHAT slot, it is a lot easier to get that from
the one liner printed on boot (especially when trying to troubleshoot
things) than to get it from ifconfig + dmesg.  I think that's useful
to continue to have there.

I do agree that the rate thing of the wireless drivers is excessive,
as is many of the rate things.

fwohci likely can use some trimming as well, even in the non-verbose

The CAM messages are the only messages in FreeBSD more verbose than
VMS :-)


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