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SubjectRe: Cosmetic JFFS patch.
> After all - how often does the average linux machine boot? Once a day at
> most. Mine usually run until the next kernel upgrade. But then again,
> I'm not a kernel hacker, so this is to be taken more as a users point of
> view.

Don't forget that embedded devices boot much more often than their desktop
counterparts, and they are most often used by people who definitely fall into
the non-linux savvy demographic (like my grandmother).

We use the Linux Progress Patch ( for our
solutions. Despite the size that it adds to the kernel (a 240 x 320 image is
a pretty big linux_logo.h file), I feel that it makes the kernel booting
procedure more painless for the average user (and the hackers can always use
dmesg to find out what happened).


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