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Re: patches to optionally clear the screen during boot.
On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 04:41:17PM -0500, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> Currently the x86 boot code clears the screen which seems un-unix like
> and unnecessary.
In the past there was not much point. Today we have a boot menu and there is
information for new users to absorb and act upon, so the screen is cleared.
> This patch makes the behavior optional via boot.conf.
> Anon Ymous wrote it.
> Ok to commit?
Yes please but with clear=1 added to boot.cfg on the boot CDs and the
default i386/amd64 boot.cfg.
> diff -u -r1.1 bootmenu.c
> --- lib/bootmenu.c 25 Nov 2008 13:23:54 -0000 1.1
> +++ lib/bootmenu.c 13 Dec 2008 20:49:52 -0000
> +#if 0
> + /* XXX - clear the screen by default? */
> + bootconf.clear = 1;
This bit seems unnecessary.
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