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SubjectRe: Video drivers and System Management mode.
On Sun, 2006-06-11 at 19:07 +0100, James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
> Hi,
> I know we all laugh about the windows blue screen of death, but to be
> fair, when Linux oops, it is not even able to display anything on the
> screen, unless in dump terminal mode. I.e. Not X or some other GUI.
> Are there any plans to implement a sort of interactive system management
> mode, that would pop up a window when Linux oops. Something like the
> program called SoftICE for windows would be a nice addition to Linux,
> and help with kernel development.

kdb would definitely be a good starting point. But I don't think it
works if you're in X when the kernel crashes.


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