Re: Boot messages

Alan Cox (
Tue, 2 Jul 1996 10:09:50 +0100 (BST)

> Is it appropriate to mention that the TCP/IP implementation is by the
> Swansea University Computer Society, or that Donald Becker wrote the
> WD8003 driver? This just makes Linux look like more of a patchwork
> than it already is, rather than giving a seamless, well-integrated
> appearance.

Given said computer society would probably no longer exist if it had not
you judge. I don't see what the problem is with the copyright messages. It
would be good to change them to all use the same format and style so we
get for example

eth0: NE2000 IRQ 7 I/O 0x240 Address XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX Version 1.14

but also changing stuff like the floppy to report

fd0: XXXXXchip IRQ n I/O xxx ....

The way to do this would probably be to provide

report_config(devname, irq, io, mem, memend, dma, other, version);

that did the formatting how you wanted it (assuming IO -1 , MEM -1 etc mean
no entry for)