Bug 461442 - VLAN driver logs excessive messages in kernel message log (dmesg)
VLAN driver logs excessive messages in kernel message log (dmesg)
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Danny Feng
Red Hat Kernel QE team
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Reported: 2008-09-07 22:49 EDT by starlight
Modified: 2010-03-30 03:30 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-03-30 03:30:20 EDT
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posted patch (1.90 KB, patch)
2009-09-28 06:14 EDT, Danny Feng
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Description starlight 2008-09-07 22:49:15 EDT
Description of problem:

If one subscribes to a few hundred multicasts on one or more
VLAN interfaces, the VLAN driver logs an excessive number of
messages and wipes out the more useful information in the
kernel message log that is viewed with the 'dmesg' command.


vlan2003: add 01:00:5e:00:05:e4 mcast address to master interface
vlan2003: del 01:00:5e:77:a0:10 mcast address from master interface
ad nauseam

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

kernel 2.6.18-92.1.10.el5

How reproducible:

Configure an 801.1q trunked VLAN or two with the
'vconfig' command.  Then subscribe to a hundred
or more multicasts on them.
Actual results:

Excessive number of messages that completely wipe out
the kernel message log.

Expected results:

No messages should be logged.

Additional info:

Don't need to know about these events.  One
can always look at '/proc/net/dev_mcast' to see the
multicast subscriptions.  It should take about five
minutes to remove the message or make it a debug-only
logging event.
Comment 1 Danny Feng 2009-08-18 23:16:15 EDT
those messages was printk with KERN_DEBUG, the lowest level (8) of log messages, that's for debug only. You can use "dmesg -n 7" to filter out all debug messages...
Comment 3 Danny Feng 2009-09-28 06:14:34 EDT
Created attachment 362877 [details]
posted patch
Comment 5 Don Zickus 2009-11-17 16:55:33 EST
in kernel-2.6.18-174.el5
You can download this test kernel from http://people.redhat.com/dzickus/el5

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Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2010-03-30 03:30:20 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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