Re: [PATCH] VT: Add a boot option to disable cursor on boot

From: Matthew Garrett
Date: Fri Sep 04 2009 - 12:15:22 EST

On Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 06:03:02PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:

> Seems odd to me - why can't the splash screen app in initrd just issue
> the call to turn off the cursor - or is this splash screen coming from
> something else ?

The kernel unconditionally enables the cursor before any userspace has
run, even if we've turned it off in the bootloader. That's the window
I'm trying to close.

> - If the splash screen is kernel based then the splash screen module
> needs to be able to ask the vt driver itself
> - If not then the user space can use ioctls like everyone else (see
> setterm)

(see above)

> - It should be implemented without adding an extra condition to a pile of
> ifs (or the condition mess at least become a single cursor_visible_p())

It doesn't add or alter any conditionals in its current form?

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