Hello.

For you all meticulous cats out there, here's how I hope that
FreeBSD's dmesg one day can look like. This is merely a beautification
that would make more people go "wow, cool" and it doesn't deprive
FreeBSD of its UNIX heritage.

Perhaps someone out there can help me implement these changes?
I have a lot more suggestions for ASCII redesigns, so let me know!

# dmesg (imaginary)
#

Copyright (c) 1992-2005 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reser=
ved.

FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE #0: Thu May 5 22:54:49 CEST 2005
fafa@ninja.domain.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/NINJA

Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Pentium/P54C (119.75-MHz 586-class CPU)
Origin =3D GenuineIntel, Id =3D 0x52c, Stepping =3D 12
Features =3D 0x1bf
Real memory =3D 100663296 (96 MB)
Available memory =3D 93036544 (88 MB)
Intel Pentium detected, installing work-around for F00F bug

npx0: Math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
cpu0: Attached to motherboard
pcib0: Host to PCI bridge, pcibus 0 on motherboard
pci0: PCI bus, on pcib0
isab0: PCI-ISA bridge, at device 7.0 on pci0
isa0: ISA bus, on isab0
pci0: VGA display, at device 8.0 (no driver attached)
lnc0: PCNet/PCI ethernet adapter, port 0xff80-0xff9f irq 10 at device 11=
..0 on pci0
lnc0: Attached to PCNet/PCI ethernet adapter
lnc0: Ethernet address: 00:00:4b:30:1e:94
lnc0: if_start running deferred for Giant
lnc0: PCnet-PCI
pci0: Multimedia (audio), at device 17.0 (no driver attached)
pci0: VGA display, at device 19.0 (no driver attached)
orm0: ISA Option ROMs, at iomem 0xed000-0xedfff,0xc0000-0xc7fff on isa0
ata0: Attached to port 0x3f6,0x1f0-0x1f7 irq 14 on isa0
ata1: Attached to port 0x376,0x170-0x177 irq 15 on isa0
atkbdc0: Keyboard controller (i8042), at port 0x64,0x60 on isa0
atkbd0: AT keyboard, irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0: Attached to atkbd0
fdc0: Enhanced floppy controller, at port 0x3f0-0x3f5 irq 6 drq 2 on i=
sa0
fd0: 1440-KB 3.5" drive, on fdc0 drive 0
sc0: System console, at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=3D0x300>
sio0: Attached to port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: Type 16550A
sio1: Configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio1: Port may not be enabled
vga0: Generic ISA VGA, at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on is=
a0
ep0: 3Com 3C509B-Combo EtherLink III (PnP), at port 0x210-0x21f irq 3=
on isa0
ep0: Ethernet address: 00:a0:24:1b:2b:a6
ad0: 38166MB [77545/16/63] at ata0-mast=
er PIO4

Timecounter "TSC" frequency 119753009 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a

# dmesg (actual)
#
Copyright (c) 1992-2005 The FreeBSD Project.
Copyright (c) 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD 5.4-STABLE #0: Thu May 5 22:54:49 CEST 2005
fafa@ninja.domain.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/NINJA
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Pentium/P54C (119.75-MHz 586-class CPU)
Origin =3D "GenuineIntel" Id =3D 0x52c Stepping =3D 12
Features=3D0x1bf
real memory =3D 100663296 (96 MB)
avail memory =3D 93036544 (88 MB)
Intel Pentium detected, installing workaround for F00F bug
npx0: on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
cpu0 on motherboard
pcib0: pcibus 0 on motherboard
pci0: on pcib0
isab0: at device 7.0 on pci0
isa0: on isab0
pci0: at device 8.0 (no driver attached)
lnc0: port 0xff80-0xff9f irq 10 at device 11.0=
on pci0
lnc0: Attaching PCNet/PCI Ethernet adapter
lnc0: Ethernet address: 00:00:4b:30:1e:94
lnc0: if_start running deferred for Giant
lnc0: PCnet-PCI
pci0: at device 17.0 (no driver attached)
pci0: at device 19.0 (no driver attached)
orm0: at iomem 0xed000-0xedfff,0xc0000-0xc7fff on isa0
ata0 at port 0x3f6,0x1f0-0x1f7 irq 14 on isa0
ata1 at port 0x376,0x170-0x177 irq 15 on isa0
atkbdc0: at port 0x64,0x60 on isa0
atkbd0: irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
fdc0: at port 0x3f0-0x3f5 irq 6 drq 2 on isa0
fd0: <1440-KB 3.5" drive> on fdc0 drive 0
sc0: at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=3D0x300>
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 16550A
sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio1: port may not be enabled
vga0: at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
ep0: <3Com 3C509B-Combo EtherLink III (PnP)> at port 0x210-0x21f irq 3 on i=
sa0
ep0: Ethernet address: 00:a0:24:1b:2b:a6
unknown: can't assign resources (port)
psmcpnp0: irq resource info is missing; assuming irq 12
unknown: can't assign resources (port)
unknown: can't assign resources (port)
unknown: can't assign resources (port)
unknown: can't assign resources (port)
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 119753009 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
ad0: 38166MB [77545/16/63] at ata0-master PIO4
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a

See the difference.
Appreciate the difference.
Commit the difference.

Thanks!

--

Fafa Hafiz Krantz
Research Designer @ http://www.home.no/barbershop
Enlightened @ http://www.home.no/barbershop/smart/sharon.pdf


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