Following the guide here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Silent_boot, I've managed to achieve an almost silent boot, with the exception of the following message during autologin with agetty:
xxxi login: root (automatic login)
Apparently this is a known issue with agetty and was fixed in util-linux: https://github.com/karelzak/util-linux/issues/21
Here's the agetty command:
ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty --noclear --nohints --noissue -a root %I 38400 linux
The present version of agetty on ARCH is 2.22.2, is it possible to update util-linux to 2.23 to include the fix for this to achieve the completely silent login with agetty ?
2.23 is already in testing. What more do you expect?
Thanks & my apologies, I did not realize that.