Graham Stoney greyham at
Wed Aug 30 12:17:32 EST 2000

Wolfgang Denk writes:
> > 1. Can I expect some performance gain with removal?
> Linux will not run any faster when you remove the serial driver  from
> the boot loader.

Well, it will boot quite a bit quicker.  If you have no serial port, or are
building a production system with no need for kernel messages, it's possible
to reduce boot time and kernel memory usage with my CONFIG_MESSAGES patch,

Graham Stoney
Principal Hardware/Software Engineer
Canon Information Systems Research Australia
Ph: +61 2 9805 2909  Fax: +61 2 9805 2929

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