early printk activated?

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Mon Nov 15 2004 - 16:17:53 EST


menuconfig says this for CONFIG_EARLY_PRINTK:
| |
| Write kernel log output directly into the VGA buffer or to a serial |
| port. |
| |
| This is useful for kernel debugging when your machine crashes very |
| early before the console code is initialized. For normal operation |
| it is not recommended because it looks ugly and doesn't cooperate |
| with klogd/syslogd or the X server. You should normally N here, |
| unless you want to debug such a crash. |

So, why then is it default if it should better be N?
(Fresh vanilla linux-2.6.9.tar.bz2 tree from kernel.org)

Jan Engelhardt
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