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SubjectRe: Cosmetic JFFS patch.
Hacksaw <hacksaw@hacksaw.org> opined:
> Given that seeing as much as possible on a potentially
> small screen would be good, maybe tighter would be
> nice. In example:
>
> kswapd: v1.8
> pty Devices: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
> serial: v5.05b (2001-05-03) with
> Options: MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI
> Devices: ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
> ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
> rtclock: v1.10d
> ide: v6.31

Perhaps a boot time option such as:

lilo boot: newkernel debug=xxxxxxx

Where each 'x' is an option given to each driver and modules as they're
loaded, say 'v' for 'show version', 'o' for 'show options', 'd' for
'show devices managed' and so on. You could even have a 'p' for 'give
mad props' if you wanted :-).
No 'debug=' could then simply cause the kernel to kprint any info from
drivers/modules that failed to load, else keep schtum.
Just my £0.02.

Craig.
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