Re: Cosmetic JFFS patch.

From: Hacksaw (
Date: Thu Jun 28 2001 - 21:16:14 EST

Given that seeing as much as possible on a potentially small screen would be
good, maybe tighter would be nice. In example:

kswapd: v1.8
pty Devices: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
serial: v5.05b (2001-05-03) with
           Devices: ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
                    ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
rtclock: v1.10d
ide: v6.31
net: v4.0 for Linux 2.2, from Swansea University Computer Society
           Unix domain sockets 1.0 for NET4.0.
           TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
           IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
           TCP: Hash tables configured (ehash 524288 bhash 65536)
           IPv4 over IPv4 tunneling driver
           early initialization of device tunl0 is deferred
           AppleTalk 0.18 for NET4.0

My hope would be that the name at the extreme left column would be the name of
the module that would be loaded if it were a module, and the name of the main
code file of the driver in question. That way, those trying to debug stuff
could go right to the appropriate file, and start reading the code or nearby

Of course, the spacing I have above is optimistic, but just making sure that a
new driver prints it's version line against the left margin, and everything
else a few spaces out would help readability.

You might note that I eliminated the word Linux in 5 or 6 places. We know the
driver works with Linux if it is booting. On the other hand "vX.X for Linux
2.X" is useful, since it's part of the version number.

Your opinion may vary.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Sat Jun 30 2001 - 21:00:21 EST