Silencing the boot process
NetBSD-current is able to boot the userland silently with "boot -z"
for quite some time now, thanks to Alan Barrett.
Those changes were never ported back to the netbsd-5 branch
so far, but I'm in the process to change this now.
Here's a preview:
Of course there are still many places left in the kernel
that don't honor the boot flags (i.e. that use printf(9)
instead of aprint_normal(9) and friends), but this
will change over time - I hope :-).