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SubjectRe: Ideas for v2.1
On Mon, 17 Jun 1996, John Sullivan wrote:

> That's a good point. If people still want colourization, however, the
> tags method ought to work, requires no intelligence up until the
> syslogger point.

Why do we even need tags? Why not deal with this on a completely separate
layer that either uses the console directly, or is turned off? If the
colorizing/back-up functions were separate, you could say:

printk("Testing for dangerous thingy...\n");
// do test that might lock up machine
printkerase(); // erase previous line
printk("Dangerous thingy not present.\n");

_Only_ the stuff coming out of printk would feed through the syslogd
stuff. The rest would directly effect the console layer. If a serial
console was being used, it would be shut off.

Kenneth Albanowski (, CIS: 70705,126)

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