Commit fb144adc authored by Andy Whitcroft's avatar Andy Whitcroft Committed by Linus Torvalds
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sysrq: add commentary on why we use the console loglevel over using KERN_EMERG

Add an explanitory comment as to why we modify the kernel console loglevel
rather than simply moving sysrq messages to KERN_EMERG level.
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndy Whitcroft <>
Cc: Randy Dunlap <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <>
parent 47c33d9c
......@@ -473,6 +473,12 @@ void __handle_sysrq(int key, struct tty_struct *tty, int check_mask)
unsigned long flags;
spin_lock_irqsave(&sysrq_key_table_lock, flags);
* Raise the apparent loglevel to maximum so that the sysrq header
* is shown to provide the user with positive feedback. We do not
* simply emit this at KERN_EMERG as that would change message
* routing in the consumers of /proc/kmsg.
orig_log_level = console_loglevel;
console_loglevel = 7;
printk(KERN_INFO "SysRq : ");
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