[realtek] Disabling Kernel messages, More info

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Sat Jan 5 08:27:01 2002

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Chris Fowler wrote:

> Every time I bind an address to an interface I get kernel messages.  I
> believe these are level 4 and only informational.  Is there a way I can
> config the kernel to keep a level 4 messages in the klog and not display
> them on the console.  They'll still be available in klog but I do not need
> the clutter at boot.
> Below is sample output.  You can see how messed up it gets.  I also have
> starting DHCP client
> hostname: cas8.oeth0: Setting half-duplex based on auto-negotiated partner
> ability 0000.
> utpostsentinel.com
> eth0: Setting half-duplex based on auto-negotiated partner ability 0000.
> Unit has 8 ports.

What driver version are you using?

In my drivers these messages are emitted at level KERN_INFO, the same as
the detection messages.  If you don't see the detection message, you
shouldn't be seeing the link status change message.

In the recently updated drivers, this message is controlled by
NETIF_MSG_LINK, bit mask 0x04.

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