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Re: [PATCH] kill prom_printf

To: Ladislav Michl <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kill prom_printf
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 15:42:03 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: Juan Quintela <>,
In-reply-to: <>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
Original-recipient: rfc822;
On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Ladislav Michl wrote:

> >  So you need to explicitly configure it?  That's very bad.
> I think we can leave it enabled by default, since it doesn't hurt too much.

 That's not the point -- someone will sooner or later disable it and
someone else will use that kernel and report bugs stating there is nothing
output and the kernel hangs.  And he might be unable to rebuild the kernel
for whatever reason or the rebuilt kernel will "magically" work. 

> Kernel cmdline argument could control usage of early console.

 No problem -- it's like the "debug" option today, that I can ask someone
to add to get a more detailed report (my systems use it by default). 

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
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