In the last episode (May 06), Fafa Hafiz Krantz said:
> 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!
>
> 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


It's easy enough to change the format string in
subr_bus.c:device_print_prettyname() to pad out the devicename.
However, you may prefer to just put up a splash screen (see the splash
manpage), so the user doesn't even see the kernel messages at all.

--
Dan Nelson
dnelson@allantgroup.com
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