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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Stateful Magic Sysrq Key
> I'd suggest either making this behaviour optional,
or making it
> so that hitting alt-sysrq twice, without any other
keys being
> pressed makes the next key stick.

I agree with you that there's a risk. Mike Harris had
written a
patch for 2.2 which did something similar, but
slightly better
IMO since it avoids risks of mis-press, handles
broken keyboards and keeps compatible with the
method. Basically, it allows the user to press Alt,
then SysRQ,
release SysRQ then press the desired key, and later
Alt. In fact, it only resets the "magic-key-mode" flag
after Alt
has been released, and doesn't bother when SysRq is

I don't remember where it was available, but if
someone needs
it, I still have it here for 2.2.


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