lkml.org 
[lkml]   [1998]   [Aug]   [19]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: kill -9 <pid of X>
On Wed, 19 Aug 1998, Olaf Titz wrote:

> > in userspace code than in the kernel, and the second can be worked around
> > by having a simple textmode driver that is always in the kernel (it would
> > be quite small) and if the console's video driver oopses it can be
> > deactivated and the consoles mapped back to the fallback mini-driver.
>
> And you _again_ get the problem of "how do I switch back into text
> mode when the driver which has switched into graphics mode has exited
> prematurely?"

Yes, you do. But at least you have a *chance* of regaining your
display.

> This problem is not solvable in the general case. I think the graphics
> mode switcher belongs in the kernel, but it must be stable. If it
> oopses, this is a fatal error.

Correct. For 100% reliability, the code just plain cannot crash.
Nothing else will do.

Jon

---
'Cloning and the reprogramming of DNA is the first serious step in
becoming one with God.'
- Scientist G. Richard Seed

-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu
Please read the FAQ at http://www.altern.org/andrebalsa/doc/lkml-faq.html

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:44    [W:0.117 / U:0.412 seconds]
©2003-2014 Jasper Spaans. Advertise on this site