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SubjectRe: On the topic of noisy drivers...
>>>>> "David" == David A Willmore <> writes:

David> Oh, increased information is great. Taking one whole screen
David> line to tell me that each of sd[abcdef] uses 512 byte hardware
David> sector size is over the hill. How about one line saying
David> sda:512, sdb:512, ... that would be nice and still contain all
David> of the informatin.

David> WRT scrollback, there is none on a Herc mono card. Sure, I can
David> syslog after boot, but I might not be able to get that far.
David> Anyone have any ATI EGA wonders that they want to get rid of?
David> ;)

I guess I'd be bummed too if all I got was the sector size, and then
couldn't scroll backwards if necessary. The Adaptec driver prints out:

Apr 29 14:06:59 worf kernel: scsi : detected 2 SCSI disks total.
Apr 29 14:06:59 worf kernel: SCSI device sda: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 1056768 [516 MB] [0.5 GB]
Apr 29 14:06:59 worf kernel: SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 1065235 [520 MB] [0.5 GB]

Which although redundant, contains more useful information than just
the sector size, and having it on its own line makes grep more useful
in looking at the machine history.

If stuff is scrolling by too fast at boot and the boot is failing turn
off the internal and external cache. That should slow things down a bit.
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