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    SubjectRe: [PATCH]: Runtime sysrq toggle for 2.1.107,2.1.108pre1.
    On Sun, Jun 28, 1998 at 03:06:53PM +0300, Tuomas Heino wrote:
    > [snip]
    > > Well, personally I only see any of this making a difference if the system
    > > console is publically accessable (ie, library computers or something.) - This
    > > is definately not the most common use, IMHO.
    > Well... I think I should mention that there are cases where leaving the
    > computer vlock'd is relatively safe - as in people aren't stupid enough to
    > break the hardware but are stupid enough to "press random keys"... I think
    > a password-protected sysrq would be useful in some situations... especially
    > when somebody bothers to implement some more multi-user friendly console
    > things like a vlock equivalent which won't be able to lock "unused" ttys;
    > just current user's ttys... [and yes such things would be really useful
    > for real multi-user computers where users don't trust each other;)]
    Regarding that password protected sysrq, I spent the day messing around
    with that. Take a look at the next two messages from me that hit the list,
    let me know what you think :)
    > [snip]
    > > > Or, supposing you sit in front of the computer waiting for
    > > > the crash, why dont you just boot a kernel with SysRq?
    > > Well, this requires a recompile/reboot. ('Okay,' you might say, 'But you had
    > > to reboot anyhow if it crashed.', that's true. But you still do not have to
    > > recompile. Besides, if the X server crashes, you don't have to reboot the
    > > system if you can just slam alt-sysrq-r, then run something to reset the
    > > video mode.)
    > And sometimes the bugs don't show up easily... as in if you recompile the
    > memory layout will propably be a bit different and so on...
    That's a point.
    Linux jackalz 2.1.108 #77 Sat Jun 27 00:55:49 EDT 1998 i486
    3:45pm up 1 day, 14:16, 16 users, load average: 0.26, 0.08, 0.02

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