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SubjectRe: [RFC] Try a bit harder to get output on the screen at panic time
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On Wed, 2010-05-19 at 17:34 -0700, Jesse Barnes wrote: 
> On Fri, 9 Apr 2010 15:10:50 -0700
> Jesse Barnes <jbarnes@virtuousgeek.org> wrote:
>
> > This set of 3 patches makes it a little more likely we'll get panic
> > output onto the screen even when X is running, assuming a KMS enabled
> > stack anyway.
> >
> > It gets me from a blank or very sparsely populated black screen at
> > panic time, to one including the full backtrace and panic output at
> > panic time (tested with "echo c > /proc/sysrq-trigger" from an X
> > session).
> >
> > It doesn't cover every case; for instance I think it'll fail when X has
> > disabled the display, but those cases need to be handled with separate
> > patches anyway (need to add atomic DPMS paths for instance).
> >
> > Anyway, please test these out and let me know if they work for you.
>
> Ping Linus & Dave again. Have you guys tried these? Really, it's cool.
>
Second that, just tested these patches, and these work perfectly.
One more reason for me to dump nvidia driver for nouveau.

Best regards,
Maxim Levitsky



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