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Re: patches to optionally clear the screen during boot.

On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 10:10:04PM +0000, Andrew Doran wrote:
> 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.

The problem is that a serial console throws away useful info.
(Like the soekris bios does when the system resets!)

It is almost more sensible to output a reasonable number of linefeeds.


David Laight:

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