Systemd boot sha256 validation

Hi fellow arch users,

when I boot my system there used to be a message “SHA256 validated” when the initramfs gets loaded. Somewhere in the web it says systemd-boot validates the integrity of the kernel.

This message disappeared someday ( ) and at today’s boot it reappeared.

If I understand Poettering and the systemd-people correctly they prefer to not show this message (only in debug mode), so this might be a regression.

Can you tell me how systemd-boot behaves if the checksum is wrong?
Would you prefer to get a message that the checksum is correct?
Are you folks using systemd-boot instead of grub and have you observed the same behaviour on your boot procedures?