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Re: Bug#161931: kernel-image-2.4.19-k7: VESA driver for console

On Sun, 3 Nov 2002, Herbert Xu wrote:

> Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@debian.org> wrote:

> If VESAFB is modularised, then you would load it from the initrd just
> like any other essential module.  In fact, in future it may become
> the modus operandi with the advent of early user space.

Well, I think this is where we disagree. I don't think having a kernel
without a console till initrd is a good idea. I understand it's
technically possible, but, doesn't seem like something the standard kernel
should be doing. 

Maybe in 2.6 the initrd mechanism will be really slick and not so error
prone, but right now there are just too many things that can go wrong
between LILO and the initrd startup. To have no diagnostic during that
period is not such a good idea.


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