"ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready" polluting my login prompt.

DJ Lucas dj at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Apr 10 00:00:18 PDT 2009

Charles Turner wrote:
> About 2 seconds after the /etc/rc.d/init.d/network bootscript has
> finished the login prompt appears and then a second later the message
> "[ 9.783223] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready" is
> displayed over the login prompt. Pressing enter gives you the login
> prompt again, but it's annoying.
> The network bootscript has not been modified in any way here. So I'm
> guessing this happens to everyone who is using stock LFS bootscripts.
> I could see anything on the mailing lists.

Nope, this is probably specific to your NIC (or rather its driver).

> Question: How can I catch this message and suppress it properly?

'man sysctl' should point you in the right direction, but the quick 
answer is:
echo "kernel.printk=3" >> /etc/sysctl.conf


-- DJ Lucas

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