kern/143370: splash_txt ASCII splash screen module

Torfinn Ingolfsen torfinn.ingolfsen at
Wed Jun 29 17:04:40 UTC 2011

On Wed, 29 Jun 2011 22:50:15 +1000
Antony Mawer <lists at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Not sure if this is the right place to post it -- about 6 years ago I
> put together a module which displays an ASCII splash screen on boot
> (rather than the graphical splash_pcx and splash_bmp modules). We have
> been running it in production since that time without issue.

So, the difference between this and loader.conf's loader_logo construct is that
a) this is a proper splash screen module
b) you can / must design your splash screen with a separate program (compared to write / modify Forth code)

Is my understanding correct?

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