Re: [PATCH] [1/2] SYSCTL: Make bin_table not const

From: Eric W. Biederman
Date: Sun Dec 20 2009 - 15:06:19 EST

Andi Kleen <andi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 09:40:56AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> On Sat, 19 Dec 2009, Andi Kleen wrote:
>> >
>> > Turn all the bin_tables from const to non-const. This is needed for the next
>> > patch. Unfortunately there were a lot of them, so the patch is rather
>> > large, but it is completely mechanic.
>> Ouch. I hate this.
>> I'd much rather have a constant sysctl bin_table.
> Understood. I'll poke at that and try to come up with a tested patch
> tomorrow or so.

Is printk_ratelimit truly ineffective at what it does?

Arguably we don't need to warn anywhere near that often, so even
if printk_ratelimit works we are good.

If printk_ratelimit let's too much through we really should also write
a patch to let fewer messages through that way.

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