Re: BOGUS: megaraid changes

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Sun Nov 10 2002 - 14:11:25 EST

On Sun, 10 Nov 2002, J.E.J. Bottomley wrote:
> OK, what about the runtime warning with no requirement for a special flag to
> enable attachment.

That certainly works for me - informational but not irritating. I just
suspect it will scroll past without being seen that much, though.

But along with a stack_dump() or something to make it a bit more
noticeable it might actually be visible.

> I don't necessarily agree. It's easy to miss in all the build noise (most
> average users don't do make -s). And the warning isn't that fierce (it
> complains about a prototype mismatch), so even if it's noticed, it might get
> ignored. At least if we have a run time warning, it's in the logs for all to
> see when a problem gets posted to any given mailing list.

I dunno - I personally think more people look at the compile output than
at the dmessages when they scroll past. But maybe it's just me (I don't
use -s, but I tend to do "make -j4 bzImage > ../makes", so the _only_
thing I see are warnings and errors).


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