Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 169695
Flood of debug messages from w83781d sensor
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:22:20 EST
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Description of problem:
dmesg is filled with this message: "w83781d 1-0290: Starting device update".
This constant stream of messages is caused by the W83781D hardware sensor driver
and is a result of CONFIG_HWMON_DEBUG_CHIP being enabled in the current FC4
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot 2.6.13-1.1526_FC4 kernel
2.Load W83781D device driver
3.Run any application that monitors system health (e.g. gkrellm)
4.Run dmesg to show it is filled with the debug message
Actual Results: running dmesg shows only repeated entried of this debug message, pushing out all
Expected Results: Massive output of driver debug information should not be enabled by default.
Please do not enable CONFIG_HWMON_DEBUG_CHIP in future kernel releases.
fixed in cvs, will be in next errata.
2.6.14-1.1637_FC4 has been released as an update for FC4.
Please retest with this update, as a large amount of code has been changed in
this release, which may have fixed your problem.