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

Bjoern A. Zeeb bzeeb-lists at
Wed Nov 3 10:35:12 PST 2004

On Wed, 3 Nov 2004, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> In message <200411031408.03949.jhb at>, John Baldwin writes:
> >I think bootverbose needs to be split up some.  Imagine having a
> >'verbose.ether' tunable that would turn on dumping all the MAC addresses for
> >NICs but would be off by default.  Many of the interrupt messages on x86 need
> >to move from bootverbose to some kind of apic_verbose.  Might even be nice to
> >have some kind of acpi-like verbose variable that could be set as:
> >
> >set verbose="boot,apic,ether"
> I think that would be overkill.

I think it's overkill to enable all verbose msgs just to see link state
messages in my logs again when someone fiddles at the cabling in the
colo hotel where he shouldn't - or did I mis-read the commit message ?

I am totally agreeing that some changes (including my latest sk patch)
my be far too verbose for many things in default configuration but
enabling all to get one thing back - isn't that overkill ?

The better question should perhaps be if it's best to put things under
boot_verbose if they can also be printed at runtime ?

Bjoern A. Zeeb				bzeeb at Zabbadoz dot NeT

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