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Re: [PATCH 0/2] EFI/menu: Do not print messages when autobooting with TI

From: Hans de Goede
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] EFI/menu: Do not print messages when autobooting with TIMEOUT_STYLE_HIDDEN
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2022 11:36:30 +0100
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Hi Daniel,

On 1/28/22 11:30, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Hi All,
> This series in essence is a renewed attempt to get grub to really
> be truly hidden when autobooting with TIMEOUT_STYLE_HIDDEN.
> This is something which multiple big Linux distributions want,
> this is a minimized version of my previous attempt from March 2018:
> With some discussion about this patch in April 2018:
> The first patch silences the notify_booting() callback from
> grub-core/normal/menu.c based on the timeout_style (1), as
> suggested in the original discussion.
> After that there is just one message left, from grub-core/kern/main.c
> which is printed before the config file loads. When timeout_style
> is not set to hidden this will only show very briefly to then be
> replaced by the menu / countdown; and with timeout_style=hidden
> we actually want it to behave the same as any other grub messages
> and have it hidden. The second patch makes this happen by just
> disabling the logging of the message for EFI builds.
> This also fixes the message briefly flashing by (in an ugly manner
> because of the "flash" part) when timeout_style!=hidden.
> Regards,
> Hans
> 1) It is only silenced when autobooting with TIMEOUT_STYLE_HIDDEN

What is the status of this series? It has been well over a month and both
patches have received a Reviewed-by and no other comments:

Reviewed-by: Robbie Harwood <>



> Hans de Goede (2):
>   normal/menu: Don't show "Booting `%s'" msg when auto-booting with
>   EFI: suppress the "Welcome to GRUB!" message in EFI builds
>  grub-core/kern/main.c   |  3 +++
>  grub-core/normal/menu.c | 25 +++++++++++++++++--------
>  2 files changed, 20 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

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