Subject: Re: annoying "link state changed" messages on boot
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Iain Hibbert <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/01/2006 08:47:36
On Mon, 1 May 2006, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:

> On 5/1/06, Simon Burge <> wrote:
> >         wm0: link state changed to DOWN
> >         wm0: link state changed to UP
> >
> > Other than being somewhat annoying, do they serve any useful
> > purpose?  If there any problem if "#ifdef DEBUG"ing them in
> > if_link_state_change()?
> I also find them annoying.  The question is: why were they added?

I find them strange, but interesting since they happen not just at boot
time. I dont think they should be demoted to DEBUG status since they are
not kernel debug messages, but are runtime status messages. If you dont
want log(kern.notice) bothering you, turn it off in syslog.conf?