Re: boot images/logos/splashes (yet another idea)

Phil's Kernel Account (
Fri, 15 May 1998 14:23:51 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 15 May 1998, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:

#> As long as we don't use IBM's idea for AIX to show some 3-digit numbers
#> on the LEDs to indicate the progress and possible errorcodes.
#> "Hello, support ? My RS/6000 got stuck at number 204."
#> Eh? Why not, at least as an add-on?
#> I work on the IBM SP Support Line.
#> Those numbers are a *godsend* to us, though I'd like to get boot
#> messages like Linux uses as well. The combination would be wonderful.
#Yeah, our most popular number is `200'. But without the manual, it's very
#difficult to find out that the machine just wants someone to find the key and
#turn the lock.

Ours is '888'. Shalon should know this one; boot disk unavailable. Happens
every few months. We had to call IBM tech the first time because we
weren't getting ANYTHING, and were totally clueless. It's not in the
manual, either. (Our RAID5 stack's internal controller died.)

#And now the kernel source maintenance problem: how to impose unique numbers to
#kernel messages with the least labor?

Simple! Categorize! :)

ie; Disk errors are '8xx,' video errors are '1xx,' kernel errors are
'2xx,' and so on. :)

-Phil R. Jaenke ( /
TheGuyInCharge(tm), Ketyra Designs - We get paid to break stuff :)
Linux pkrea.ketyra.INT 2.0.33 #15 Sat Apr 18 00:40:21 EDT 1998 i586
Linux 2.0.33 #15 Fri Apr 17 00:22:13 EDT 1998 i586
- Linus says for 'brave people only.' I say 'keep a backup.' - :)

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