Subject: Re: Adding bootverbose
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Lucio De Re <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/07/2000 07:07:57
On Thu, Jul 06, 2000 at 08:45:40PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 06, 2000 at 07:02:04PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> > 
> > Question: as much as i'd love to have bootverbose available on install
> > disks (and only there): which size impact does that have? We're already
> > pretty low on space...
> It's hard to say ... For example all the IDE/ATAPI code already has DEBUG
> messages compiled it, controlled by patchable variables.
> -v could turn some of these on, without much size penalty.
Which reminds me (I seldom use PR, so please forgive me if this has already
been raised) that one cannot include SCSI adapters (at least the Adaptec
ones I've been using) without including SCSIVERBOSE.  There are some normal
SCSI diagnostics - I am too pressed for time to look now - that use the
SCSIVERBOSE infrastructure to print.

I think this was present up to and including 1.4.2, the last kernel I had
occasion to build.

Sorry to go a little off topic, but if I don't bring this up while my mind
has been freshly jolted, I never will.

Once I'm back home next week, I may well find the time to look deeper
into it, if the above isn't enough to identify and solve the problem.