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Re: NM: the usual rant



Marc Wilson wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 01, 2009 at 10:54:17PM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> This is debugging output intended for wireless driver developers only, you
>> are not expected to understand it.
> 
> Then it shouldn't be outputting it, unless it's asked for.

That's a ridiculous statement. /var/log/messages is not something
regular users are supposed to be looking at constantly.  In normal use,
messages get printed there and ignored.  That's okay.

However, when an error occurs, it is vital the user be able to go to the
logs and copy relevant information.  Having a "enable output to
/var/log" option would make it very hard to find intermittent errors.

If you're an ordinary user and don't plan to file a bug report, just
ignore the logs and go on your way.

Matt Flaschen


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