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    SubjectRe: NAK nettiquete (was Re: "Re: [PATCH 0/2] Colored kernel output (run2)"

    On Oct 7 2007 16:12, Alan Cox wrote:
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    >- We run on a lot more than VGA PC consoles
    >- We have serial consoles (which may or may not be VT132/ANSI compliant)

    Yes, and the serial driver does not usually pass on vc->vc_color to the real
    hardware. If it did, it would have to transform it back into an unportable
    ANSI code and send that. So we don't do that.

    >- The printk paths are run at IRQ time ASAP to get messages to console,
    >that could mean we split existing colour escape code processing and the
    >like.

    Oleg already persuaded me to add options to toally configure it out,
    so there is no impact for you.

    >- People redirect the console feed other places via ioctl. Some of them
    >parse "<%d>" as the start

    Interestingly enough, the <n> part is not transferred over serial,
    but that seems another story.

    >- If you want to do "pretty" boot up you do it in X or frame buffer
    >(which is going to get easier and easier with the X shift to kernel side
    >video support)

    fb is slow. Feels like a 9600bps serial line.

    Let everyone have his own fun.
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