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Bug 436594

Summary: sys-apps/memtest86+: drop USE=serial and document console= runtime option instead
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Xake <kanelxake>
Component: [OLD] Core systemAssignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages <base-system>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: enhancement    
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Runtime testing required: ---

Description Xake 2012-09-29 12:09:59 UTC
Since version 2.00 memtest86+ has supported adding the "console=" option to the boot loader to make it possible to have the output over a serial interface.
Why do not we document that instead of having a USE-flag changing the default?

And why do we not change the /etc/grub.d/ file for memtest86+ to make use of it as well, adding the option to grub.conf to boot over serial, so you may choose at boot time what you want?
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2017-03-14 23:55:49 UTC
sounds like a good idea!