svn commit: r230545 - head/sys/boot/forth

Andriy Gapon avg at
Wed Jan 25 19:22:31 UTC 2012

on 25/01/2012 20:36 Sergey Kandaurov said the following:
> Author: pluknet
> Date: Wed Jan 25 18:36:01 2012
> New Revision: 230545
> URL:
> Log:
>   Clarify and improve the boot menu with some small changes:
>   - Enter instead of ENTER
>   - Remove colons
>   - Line up option values
>   - Use dots to provide a line to visually connect the menu
>     selections with their values
>   - Replace Enabled/Disabled with off/On
>     (bigger inital cap for "On" is a visual indicator)
>   - Remove confusing "Boot" from selections that don't boot.
>   - With loader_color=1 in /boot/loader.conf, use reverse video to
>     highlight enabled options
>   PR:		misc/160818
>   Submitted by:	Warren Block <wblock wonkity com>
>   Reviewed by:	Devin Teske <devin dot teske fisglobal com>, current@
>   MFC after:	1 week

Sorry for hi-jacking this commit notification...

I have this crazy idea that we should remove the 'Safe Boot' and "ACPI' options
from the default boot menu (on platforms where they are present).

It seems that most users expect these options to provide a more robust boot
while in fact on most modern machines they can result in an opposite thing.
Those who know what the options do and really need their functionality can get
the desired effects via loader's command line.
Besides, 'Safe Boot' seems to be already somewhat undermined by rc.d/kld.

Andriy Gapon

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