[PATCH] remove pointless debug printk in rt_ioctl_giwscan()

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Sat Jun 5 10:07:39 UTC 2010

On Saturday 05 June 2010, Giangiacomo Mariotti wrote:
> This debug printk is only useful if you're debugging the staging drivers
> 2860 e 2870, but, if you're just using them, it becomes really annoying, because
> it uselessly clobbers the kernel log. I guess this patch shouldn't really get merged,
> but it's more like a request to remove these annoying debugging messages for normal users.
> If I get any suggestion on how to implement this in a way acceptable to get it merged, I'll
> be happy to create the "good" version  of the patch.

Ideally, drivers should not have their own debugging macros like this, but
instead use the kernel's own pr_debug() and (preferrably) dev_dbg() macros,
which are disabled by default.
For many of these debugging outputs, it's even better to kill them entirely
instead of converting to dev_dbg().
Do not put the line in comments though.


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