Re: On the topic of noisy drivers...

David A Willmore (
Thu, 2 May 1996 13:01:22 -0500

On May 2, 7:38am, Justin T. Gibbs wrote:
> My opinion on this is that drivers should only be verbose if you ask them
> to be. Under FreeBSD, everything is very quiet unless you specify the
> "-v" boot flag. So, the FreeBSD aic7xxx driver spits out two lines per
> adapter, and the SCSI system spits out two lines per device by default:
> ahc0: <Adaptec 274X SCSI host adapter> at 0x1c00-0x1cff irq 11 on eisa0 slot
> ahc0: aic7770 <= Rev C, Twin Channel, A SCSI Id=7, B SCSI Id=7, 4 SCBs
> (ahc0:0:0): "QUANTUM PD1225S 3110" type 0 fixed SCSI 2
> sd0(ahc0:0:0): Direct-Access 1169MB (2395980 512 byte sectors)
> Dan Eischen mentioned something about using different syslog levels to
> get this type of effect under Linux.

I like this idea. Two lines/drive total and two more for a host adapter would
be fine. I'll look into this.