Want console message spew [Re: qi-update-README.patch]

Andy Green andy at openmoko.com
Tue Nov 25 04:54:34 CET 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
|>>>>> "AG" == Andy Green <andy at openmoko.com> writes:
| AG> - - kernel loglevel is set to NOT output gobs of text to the screen
| AG> + - by default there is no boot spew on the LCM
| I want the spew. It's just not Linux without the spew. All I know is
| when I turn on my Linux computers I see lots of messages like one can
| later see again with dmesg(1). Thou shalt not rob me of that feeling.
| How can I reenable it?

If it's SD Card boot, just create a text file


on the rootfs in question, put in there

console=tty0 loglevel=8

and you'll see the messages on boot.  If it's NAND right now you need to
edit the default commandline in Qi for gta02.

This definitely is useful if you have a panic or other serious trouble
and no debug board, but if you're working OK it just slows boot down.

- -Andy
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