Subject: Re: Intel Ether Express 16
To: None <Chris_G_Demetriou@NIAGARA.NECTAR.CS.CMU.EDU>
From: Peter Galbavy <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/15/1996 08:49:38
> They shouldn't even be "#ifdef DIAGNOSTIC".  They should have to be
> specially compiled in, or, better yet, enabled with a patchable
> variable.
> Actually, best yet would be a way to enable device autoconfig debug
> messages at boot time (e.g. a flag to the boot program), but that's
> another story...

Wot, like '-v' ? Hmm. The one usefull thing the Solaris 2.x did -
absolutly minimal boot messages (less than half a screen including 
PROM banner and memory test). If the user wants to know what is going
on then "boot -v". Of course, this only restored the SunOS style
boot messages, but there is no reason to not go further if someone
does "boot -vv".

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