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Re: "CONFIG_BOOTX_TEXT=y" in default debian ppc kernel

Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 15, 2001 at 09:21:48PM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 15, 2001 at 06:15:31PM -0800, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> > > Look in /boot/vmlinux-2.2.17, you'll see.
> > >
> > > Ethan, what kind of machines need CONFIG_BOOTX_TEXT=n with quik?
> >
> > At least the 7200, I believe.
> correct, i talked to ben about this recently the problem is the way
> this particular feature trys to access the OF framebuffer, on
> oldworlds with non-existant or very broken OF video drivers this code
> would crash OF.  he told me this should be fixed in recent kernels but
> i have not tested this.  (i don't intend to since the only oldworld i


> BOOTX_TEXT is a misnomor though, it really doesn't have much to do
> with BootX at all.  its also not required for either BootX or
> non-BootX booting.
Why do we need BOOTX_TEXT in the debian kernel?  Is the installer using the
debugger?  Are these early messages also reported do klogd?  If so, I can only
see six lines that show up before I get a display on my mac.  System.map ...
symbols ... device tree ...  How does this really help?

Does the maintainer use xmon to test anything before it is released?  If so, I
could understand him wanting to use the exact kernel he had his debugger on...

This is obviously creating problems.  What's the big reason to have this


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