Re: Repeat the Ending

Paul H. Hargrove (hargrove@sccm.Stanford.EDU)
Tue, 10 Jun 1997 13:53:15 -0700 (PDT)

Jon Lewis writes:
> Better scroll back in the kernel would be useful for scrolling back to see
> bootup messages...which screen can't help with. It would also be nice to
> be able to have scrollback without VGA, i.e. in servers with hercules
> clone mono cards.

While I see the importance of bootup messages for trouble shooting, I
don't think that justifies any more sophisticated scrollback in the
kernel. The existing code just uses what is available, nearly for
free, on the VGS hardware. For checking boot messages I'd suggest
using a serial console.

Paul H. Hargrove                   All material not otherwise attributed         is the opinion of the author or a typo.