Subject: Re: Noisy wm output during boot
To: None <>
From: Bernd Ernesti <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/25/2006 19:58:56
On Sat, Feb 25, 2006 at 07:02:09PM +0100, dieter Roelants wrote:
> On 02/24/06 14:49:11, Bernd Ernesti wrote:
> >Hi,
> [...]
> >Note the DOWN and UP events.
> >At least the DOWN even looks wrong.
> Are you sure? My laptop's fxp also goes 2 times down (and then comes  
> back up) while booting, but watching my switch, that seems to be  
> reality and is no different to older kernels, where this message is not  
> displayed.

Thats maybe true, but printing an down event while the network will be
configured for the first time looks wrong.
And yes, I get that for other network interfaces too and fxp seems to going
down twice, but that maybe related that i use it for my pppoe session.

Joerg: Juergen Hannken-Illjes pointed out in another reply that this
message is related to one change from you to sys/dev/mii/mii_physubr.c, Rev 1.46

Hmm, if_link_state_change seems to be introduced by dyoung in rev 1.159 of
sys/net/if.c, which does contain the log function for "link state changed to".
IMHO this kind of message should be proteced by a verbose kernel option.

> >Bernd
> >
> >P.S how do I increase number of lines for the wsoncs scrollback?
> options 	MSGBUFSIZE=integer

I'm not talking about the dmesg buffer, which is affected by MSGBUFSIZE.