Rask Ingemann Lambertsen wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 12:25:34PM -0800, Jim Keniston wrote:
> > The enclosed patch implements the netdev_* error-logging macros for
> > network drivers. These macros have been discussed at length on the
> > linux-kernel and linux-netdev lists. All issues that reviewers have
> > raised were addressed previously. This is just an update for v2.6.1.
> How about a message rate limit?
> Rask Ingemann Lambertsen
Thanks. We considered adding a ratelimit flag to the netdev_printk arg
list. It was pointed out that
(1) rate-limiting is necessary for a relatively small subset of messages;
(2) the NETIF_MSG_* flags are already designed to be used in order of
increasing verbosity. If the user selects the more verbose class of
messages, then rate-limiting may not be appropriate.
I concluded that ratelimit() should continue to be used on a case-by-case
basis, and not folded into netdev_printk.