Re: On the topic of noisy drivers...

Mick J Hellstrom (
Thu, 9 May 1996 11:07:13 +1000 (EST)

On Tue, 7 May 1996, David A Willmore wrote:
> I'll state this once more for a final bit of clarity. I have absolutely no
> qualms with printing out large amounts of debugging information on bootup.
> Since it's for debugging, it's for people with knowlege of the system. Since
> the knowlegable people are going to read it, it would be fine to compact it
> some or shorten some of the comments and spacing. Cryptic is fine. Taking a
> whole line to say that a SCSI device is a direct-access SCSI-1 CCS drive is
> rediculious. My final point is that some of us have limited options when it
> comes to scrollback. If the 'debugging' information scrolls of the screen
> before it can be read, it's not too useful for debugging, is it?

What might be a better idea is to have some levels of debugging set at
boot time via LILO. I gather that this wouldn't be too hard to implement.
This means you would be able to set a range 0-9, where 0 is nothing, and
9 the noisiest. This would solve everyone's problems.

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