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    SubjectRe: Bootsplash for 2.6.11-rc4
    On Sun, Feb 27, 2005 at 08:52:06PM +0100, Michal Januszewski wrote:
    > On Sun, Feb 27, 2005 at 08:31:39PM +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    >
    > > well.. how much does it really need in kernel space? I mean, with all
    > > drivers as modules, and the "quiet" option, initramfs runs *really*
    > > fast. And that can just bang a bitmap to the framebuffer as first
    > > thing... (rhgb does it a bit later but that's a design choice in a
    > > feature vs early-boot tradeoff).
    >
    > Most of the code in fbsplash handles the so-called 'verbose' mode,
    > ie. displaying a pretty picture in the background of the consoles.
    > The 'silent' mode (progress bar and stuff) can be brought down to
    > a single call to a userspace helper which can paint the initial bitmap
    > or do whatever else it wants to do. In fact, this is how it works now.
    > However, fbsplash currently not only calls the helper, but also tracks
    > whether we're running in the 'silent' mode or in the 'verbose' mode.
    > I plan to remove that functionality, so we'll be left with the
    > following:
    > - silent is handled 100% by userspace

    Care to create a patch for the silent mode now? That should be simple
    enough to get into the kernel, and will be a good place to build off of
    for the rest of the things people want (verbose mode, etc.)

    thanks,

    greg k-h
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