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    SubjectRe: Advice saught on math functions
    Alan Cox <> writes:

    > > > messages after PCI is initialised, until then they are queued away or
    > > > only on serial console.
    > >
    > > Even though, pci gets initialized pretty early in the boot sequence
    > > doesn't it? Considerably before init?
    > Yes. But quite a few crashes could occur before that (and have) - eg
    > running a K6 kernel on a 486
    > > accessibility yet. I know for serial synths we can turn serial on in
    > > lilo and at least hear what is going on. Without modifying lilo for
    > > each synth other than serial we have no way of knowing whether we have
    > > the full lilo prompt or what.
    > Serial is going away if the vendors get their way, maybe within 12 months

    Well except for the debug port specification, which appears to be just
    another name for a serial port.

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