Question on quieting kernel boot

Rob MacGregor rob_macgregor at
Tue Jan 13 07:03:24 PST 2004

I'm sure this'll cause a long debate, however...

What I'd like is some option to make the boot quieter - a way of hiding the 
informational kernel messages that (once the system has been built) serve 
little purpose.  I'm specifically referring to the identification of 
devices, loading of kernel modules, config of the loopback interface (or any 
other statically configured interfaces), messages about clean disk 
partitions etc.

The advantage (from my perspective) is that the remaining messages should be 
error messages and messages confirming service startup.  That way spotting 
problems should be easier.

Is this possible already?  If not would it be useful?

Rob  |  What part of "no" was it you didn't understand?

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