Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 198283
bcm43xx excessive debug logging to syslog
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:37 EST
Description of problem:
I'm using the bcm43xx wireless driver at a conference I'm attending. One of the
many issues I'm having is a lot of debug messages in /var/log/messages, along
Jul 10 16:32:27 spx kernel: ieee80211: eth1: IEEE80211_REASSOC_REQ received
Jul 10 16:32:27 spx kernel: SoftMAC: reassoc request from unknown network
Jul 10 16:32:56 spx kernel: ieee80211: eth1: IEEE80211_ASSOC_REQ received
This may have something to do with the quality of the network, but these don't
seem like critical messages that need to be logged.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. load module & connect to network
lots of syslog debug messages
no syslog debug messages
The messages result from the config options CONFIG_IEEE80211_DEBUG and
CONFIG_IEEE80211_SOFTMAC_DEBUG. Given the relative lack of maturity in those
components, I'd prefer not to turn those off at the moment.
I apologize for the inconvenience. I'm sure we will turn them off eventually,
I'm just not sure when (probably not in FC5).