SiS630 Disabling Embedded Devices (was: Software Watchdog Timer)

Spirit spirit at
Tue Mar 18 17:44:01 CET 2003

Hello Ronald,

Tuesday, March 18, 2003, 11:07:34 PM, you wrote:

RGM> can we get a second sis 630 person to test this? Just for double check.

I also created another two patches:
1. Adds an IDE_SPINUP_DELAY option (defaults to 2 seconds, just as it
   is now). Good for IDE DiskOnModule (flash) machines that do not
   need to wait for a flash to spin-up :)
   It also replaces the unmeaningful "This is a hard coded delay"
   message with "IDE Spin-Up Delay".
2. Adds a CUSTOM_GREETING option to allow replacing the standard
   "LinuxBIOS-{version}{extraversion} {build} {booting}" message
   with a custom greeting "{custom_greeting} {build} {booting}"

The patches are tested and work fine for me.
Do you want me to send them in?

What I would also like to add is some meaningful message before that
myriad of dots starts appearing (the kernel loading process I mean).
It would be nice to say "Loading kernel:" and then start printing
dots. However, I don't know what is the best place for that
code. Any suggestions?
Best regards,
 Spirit                            mailto:spirit at

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