On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
On 08.07.2009 03:06, Russell Whitaker wrote:
In file dmesg_r4392.log:
line 2079 reads "menu: hda1:/etc/grub.conf" line 2080 has 2,000 characters of whitespace followed by text which starts with "scanning for" [...]
I think all that whitespace is a bug.
Actually, if you think about screen size and grub menu, it is pretty obvious that it is not a bug. Maybe not extremely efficient, but 2000 characters are exactly what fits on a 80x25 screen, so this is nothing but clearing the screen by writing spaces to it.
If the program writing the display does not word-wrap at the edge of the screen then some data just disappears. I'll still call it a bug: there should be a "newline" at the end of the 2000 characters to ensure the data that follows the 2000 characters is on-screen.