Re: [PATCH] intel: make wired ethernet driver message level consistent

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On Sun, 11 Mar 2012 00:38:57 +0000
Ben Hutchings <bhutchings@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Sat, 2012-03-10 at 16:01 -0800, Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> > Dan Carpenter noticed that ixgbevf initial default was different than
> > the rest. But the problem is broader than that, only one Intel driver (ixgb)
> > was doing it right.
> > 
> > The convention for default debug level should be consistent among
> > Intel drivers and follow established convention.
> [...]
> > --- a/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c	2012-02-27 08:43:02.348936997 -0800
> > +++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/intel/e1000/e1000_main.c	2012-03-10 15:50:57.199452804 -0800
> > @@ -215,7 +215,8 @@ MODULE_DESCRIPTION("Intel(R) PRO/1000 Ne
> >  MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
> >  MODULE_VERSION(DRV_VERSION);
> >  
> > -static int debug = NETIF_MSG_DRV | NETIF_MSG_PROBE;
> > +#define DEFAULT_DEBUG_LEVEL_SHIFT 3
> 
> Wonder if this should really be 2 (enable DRV and PROBE) or 3 (enable
> DRV, PROBE and LINK; equivalent to current behaviour)?

That is really up to intel, the link up/down is useful, but nuisance
with lots of devices.

> > +static int debug = DEFAULT_DEBUG_LEVEL_SHIFT;
> >  module_param(debug, int, 0);
> >  MODULE_PARM_DESC(debug, "Debug level (0=none,...,16=all)");
> >  
> > @@ -979,7 +980,7 @@ static int __devinit e1000_probe(struct
> >  	adapter = netdev_priv(netdev);
> >  	adapter->netdev = netdev;
> >  	adapter->pdev = pdev;
> > -	adapter->msg_enable = (1 << debug) - 1;
> > +	adapter->msg_enable = netif_msg_init(debug, DEFAULT_DEBUG_LEVEL_SHIFT);
> [...]
> 
> This works, but not the way you intended.  The first parameter is
> supposed to be a module parameter with a default of -1.  The second
> parameter is supposed to be the bitmask to use when that default is not
> overridden.

I'll fix that.


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