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SubjectRe: unusual startup messages

->I have been getting this unusual problem since late 1.3.x .. it started
->when i decided to put my floppy driver into a module .. it does not cause
->any problems, but it is a slight annoyance.
->
->ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
->ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
->Partition check:
-> hda:Started kswapd v 1.4.2.2
-> hda1 hda2 hda3
->VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.

What's wrong wiht this? You have 3 hdd's so two eide controllers are in
use and thus two irq's for them..floppy is not initialized as it is module
and it is not needed at that point (for example putting my mouse as moule
caused it to me 'initialized' (loaded) much later, ie when gpm is started)
and the root is mounted r/o as it need be fsck'ed. Here goes part of my
dmesg.

Sound initialization started
<ESS ES1688 AudioDrive (rev 11) (3.1)> at 0x220 irq 7 dma 1,5
Sound initialization complete
hda: TOSHIBA MK1926FCV, 777MB w/128kB Cache, LBA, CHS=789/32/63
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
Started kswapd v 1.4.2.2
FDC 0 is a National Semiconductor PC87306
Partition check:
hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Adding Swap: 33260k swap-space

pretty much same.

->one more question, is steganography and DES/IDEA crypt going to be
->incorporated into the kernel in 2.1.x, or are there problems with having
->cryptography in the kernel?

I don't think Linus is in favour this this. As IMHO this can be entirely
done in user space, and we don't need an big, bloated kernel. But even we
do it, what would be use of it? There is already suppport for encrypted
volumes, the secure rcp/telnet/ etc are alredy done by ssh stuff, and we
are not going to crypt memory ;)

-Adam


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