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Bug 436594 - sys-apps/memtest86+: drop USE=serial and document console= runtime option instead
Summary: sys-apps/memtest86+: drop USE=serial and document console= runtime option ins...
Status: CONFIRMED
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Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
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Reported: 2012-09-29 12:09 UTC by Xake
Modified: 2017-03-14 23:55 UTC (History)
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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!