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SubjectRe: On the topic of noisy drivers...
On  1 May 96 at 19:09, Steven L Baur wrote:

> >>>>> "David" == David A Willmore <willmore@cig.mot.com> 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:
>

I'm sorry, but the messages below are NOT from the adaptec driver;
they are from the SCSI disk driver (sd.c).

> 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.
> --
> steve@miranova.com baur
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Ulrich


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