[RFC] trivial patch to suppress "kernel alive" during boot

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Mon Sep 29 16:21:20 UTC 2008

Jeff Schroeder wrote:
> Can this trivial patch be pulled in for post beta?
> http://lkml.org/lkml/diff/2008/9/28/73/1
> It prevents the "Kernel alive" message from being
> printed after grub unless the debug kernel option is
> passed. It is pointless to new users and asking a
> user to reboot with the debug option seems reasonable
> enough for troubleshooting.

If it lands in Linus' tree, then we'll eventually get it for free.
Otherwise, It's a bit late in the cycle.

However, I'm curious why it bothers you. If quiet is enabled and splash
is disabled, its the only indication you get that the amd64 kernel is
booting until user space starts up.

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com

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