Re: [RFC/PATCH] Documentation of kernel messages

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Fri Jun 15 2007 - 04:49:36 EST

On Jun 13 2007 12:50, Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx wrote:
>> In general we think, that also for Linux it is a good thing to have
>> documentation for the most important kernel/driver messages. Even
>> kernel hackers not always are aware of the meaning of kernel messages
>> for components, which they don't know in detail. Most of the messages
>> are self explaining but sometimes you get something like "Clocksource
>> tsc unstable (delta = 7304132729 ns)" and you wonder if your system is
>> going to explode.

I suppose no. If it is going to explode, it will tell you :-)

/* fs/super.c */
printk("VFS: Busy inodes after unmount of %s. "
"Self-destruct in 5 seconds. Have a nice day...\n",

>This is probably best addressed by cleaning up the actual messages so they're
>a bit more informative.

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