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    iwlwifi: make debug level more user friendly · a562a9dd
    Reinette Chatre authored
    * Deprecate the "debug50" module parameter used to obtain
      5000 series and up debugging. Replace it with "debug" module
      parameter to match with original driver and be consistent
      between them. The "debug50" module parameter can still be used,
      except that the module parameter is not writable in keeping
      with its previous state. We currently just mark it as "deprecated"
      and do not have it in the feature-removal-schedule. Some more
      cleanup of module parameters needs to be done and can then be
      entered together.
    * Only make "debug" module parameters visible if the driver
      is compiled with CONFIG_IWLWIFI_DEBUG. This will eliminate
      a lot of confusion where users think they have set debug flags
      but yet cannot see any debug output.
    * Make module parameters writable. This eliminates the need for the
      "debug_level" sysfs file, which can now also be deprecated and
      added to feature-removal-schedule. This file is in significant
      use though with many iwlwifi documents and text referring users
      to it. We can thus not take its removal lightly and keep it around.
    With iwlcore shared between iwlagn and iwl3945 we really do not need
    debug module parameters for each but can instead have one debug
    module parameter for the iwlcore module. The same issue is here as
    with the sysfs file - a lot of iwlwifi documentation and text (like
    bug reports) rely on iwlagn and iwl3945 having this module parameter,
    so changing this to a module parameter of iwlcore will have significant
    impact and we do not do this for that reason.
    One consequence of this patch is that if a user is running a system
    with both 3945 and later hardware then the setting of the one module
    parameter will affect the value of the other. The likelihood of this
    seems low - and even if this setup is present it does not seem like an
    issue for both modules to run with the same debug level.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarReinette Chatre <reinette.chatre@intel.com>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarJohn W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>
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