[coreboot] excessive whitespace; was: fam10 resource can not allocated.

Russell Whitaker russ at ashlandhome.net
Wed Jul 8 06:33:33 CEST 2009

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.


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