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Re: [PATCH 3/4] Optionally print less messages at boot

From: Daniel Kiper
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] Optionally print less messages at boot
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2018 14:12:57 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 04:50:27PM +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
> The patch optionally makes grub not show any text (be fully quiet) when
> timeout_style=hidden is set and the user does not interrupt the boot.
> Combined with a later patch in this series which makes grub not touch
> the EFI console unless it actually has some text to print, this will keep
> the vendor logo which EFI put on the display in place until the kernel
> touches the display. Leading to a more smooth / seamless boot experience.
> At least Fedora/RHEL/CentOS and Ubuntu have been carrying patches for this
> for a long time now (since 2013). There have been several attempts to
> upstream these patches in the past already, which have been rejected
> because not everyone likes the quiet behavior.

May I ask you to provide links to the relevant conversations?

> This patch makes the quiet behavior optional and defaults to off, so
> unless grub is compiled with the new --enable-quiet-boot configure option
> this patch changes nothing.

I am not sure why this should be build time option. I would see this as
a runtime option, e.g. boot_quiet shell variable or even timeout_style=quiet.
Hmmm... Latter is probably preferred.


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