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    SubjectRe: "Re: [PATCH 0/2] Colored kernel output (run2)" + "`Subject:' usage"

    * Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu> wrote:

    > I would say that while I'm not particularly fond of flashy colors
    > everywhere, I think that being able to use colors to indicate
    > particular actions in progress or conditions can be a good thing. RAID
    > errors, devices disabled due to command-line parameters, and general
    > anomalies which can cause a hang or panic a few line laters are worth
    > coloring. And I don't believe in userland's help here, because for
    > that type of messages, the indication should be returned immediately.
    > For instance, anyone who has experienced read errors on and IDE disk
    > knows that it can literally take hours/days to boot, after displaying
    > thousands of messages. Here, having the ability to see that no IRQ was
    > assigned or something like this could help.

    Exactly. I'm also testing older distros quite regularly with new kernels
    and there's it's useful to have an impression of a kernel's output at a
    glance. Adding _any_ userspace change (even if i wanted to do it, which
    i dont) is out of question. So these are distinct, well-defined usecases
    that nobody has brought any coherent argument against yet. VGA isnt
    going away anytime soon, certainly not on my testboxes.

    Ingo
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