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Re: Linux Progress Patch for Debian available!

On Sun, 31 Dec 2000, Erik wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 31, 2000 at 09:16:33PM +0100, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> That patch has the ability for startup scripts to display messages to the
> screen (for such things as "Initializing network", "Initializing Sound", etc.
> I dont see why the same thing couldn't be used by the kernel drivers.

It can be done. Just keep dumping the kernel ringbuffer (the same one
accessed by dmesg) in a smart (and continuous) way while the system boots.

Apparently the Progress Patch can't go in debian unless the above hack is
included and made mandatory in the Debian packaging of the patch.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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