Re: [PATCH v3] watchdog: Quiet down the boot messages

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On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 04:04:10PM -0400, Don Zickus wrote:
 > A bunch of bugzillas have complained how noisy the nmi_watchdog is during
 > boot-up especially with its expected failure cases (like virt and bios
 > resource contention).
 > This is my attempt to quiet them down and keep it less confusing for the end
 > user.  What I did is print the message for cpu0 and save it for future
 > comparisons.  If future cpus have an identical message as cpu0, then don't
 > print the redundant info.  However, if a future cpu has a different message,
 > happily print that loudly.

Would anyone object to compressing these lines too ?
 >     ... version:                2
 >     ... bit width:              40
 >     ... generic registers:      2
 >     ... value mask:             000000ffffffffff
 >     ... max period:             000000007fffffff
 >     ... fixed-purpose events:   3
 >     ... event mask:             0000000700000003

That's a lot of wasted space, that could just as easily take up two lines
without losing readability.

untested, but something like the below patch..


diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c
index c4706cf..68e83ad 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c
@@ -1389,13 +1389,13 @@ static int __init init_hw_perf_events(void)
 	x86_pmu.attr_rdpmc = 1; /* enable userspace RDPMC usage by default */
 	x86_pmu_format_group.attrs = x86_pmu.format_attrs;
-	pr_info("... version:                %d\n",     x86_pmu.version);
-	pr_info("... bit width:              %d\n",     x86_pmu.cntval_bits);
-	pr_info("... generic registers:      %d\n",     x86_pmu.num_counters);
-	pr_info("... value mask:             %016Lx\n", x86_pmu.cntval_mask);
-	pr_info("... max period:             %016Lx\n", x86_pmu.max_period);
-	pr_info("... fixed-purpose events:   %d\n",     x86_pmu.num_counters_fixed);
-	pr_info("... event mask:             %016Lx\n", x86_pmu.intel_ctrl);
+	pr_info("... version: %d ", x86_pmu.version);
+	pr_info("bit width: %d ", x86_pmu.cntval_bits);
+	pr_info("generic registers: %d\n", x86_pmu.num_counters);
+	pr_info("... value mask: %016Lx ", x86_pmu.cntval_mask);
+	pr_info("max period: %016Lx ", x86_pmu.max_period);
+	pr_info("fixed-purpose events: %d ", x86_pmu.num_counters_fixed);
+	pr_info("event mask: %016Lx\n", x86_pmu.intel_ctrl);
 	perf_pmu_register(&pmu, "cpu", PERF_TYPE_RAW);
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