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Re: NM: the usual rant

Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> 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
If you never want to see the error messages, then turn off sending
them to the log files. You can configure (r)syslog to throw them
away. I like the fact that I can go digging in the logs when
something goes wrong.


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for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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