Re: Boot Logo Thoughts (LONG)

Mark H. Wood (mwood@mhw.OIT.IUPUI.EDU)
Fri, 15 May 1998 12:23:44 -0500 (EST)

On 13 May 1998, david parsons wrote:

> In article <>,
> Olaf Titz <> wrote:
> >Unlike /proc, the splash screen stuff doesn't _need_ to be in the
> >kernel.
> Unfortunately, it does, because nothing else is running from the point
> where the loader run to the point where init is forked.

Just how much of it *must* be in the kernel, and how much could be
provided externally (say, by a distribution vendor who wants to make
things pretty for his office customers)?

Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer   mwood@IUPUI.Edu
Nothing is so dangerous as being too modern.  One is apt to grow old-fashioned 
quite suddenly.  -- Oscar Wilde

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