Making boot-up verbosity a little more controlled and consistent

lilo (
Tue, 7 May 1996 12:57:28 -0500 (CDT)

On Sun, 5 May 1996, Leonard N. Zubkoff wrote:

> If we're going to consider decreasing the bootup verbosity, this should be a
> kernel configuration option. There have been many times I've gone back to look
> at old system logs to see if/when something started looking different, which
> would not have been possible if the more verbose information were only logged
> when specifically requested.

As an admin, I have to say I'd prefer to see something done actually AT
boot-time. Specifically, could we start setting some verbosity standards
and tie them to lilo parms? Based on my own experience with my Linux
system, I suspect there are a lot of other admins out there who could use
that level of consistency and control where boot output is concerned,
whether they want more output, or less, or a special output level for a
specific driver....

Surely we don't have to make this as complicated as previous discussions are
gotten. But we could lay the groundwork for a little more consistency and

Thoughts? Anyone? :)

:) lilo