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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Sticky/Key-Setable SysRq (resubmit)
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Followup to:  <20011009105251.A20842@mueller.datastacks.com>
By author: Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher@datastacks.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> Attached is the patch from last week which provides the sysrq system
> with the following:
>
> a toggleable 'sticky' flag in /proc, which makes the sysrq key work on bad
> keyboards, and through bad KVMs.
>
> the ability to set which key in /proc, which makes the sysrq key work on
> system _without_ a 'sysrq' key; like bad KVMs.
>
> I've gotten no tracktion on this in a week, so I'm resubmitting it.
>

I think doing this through procfs might be reasonable, but a kernel
command line option would be absolutely mandatory. If things are
crappy you might not get to the point of fidding with /proc.

Also, I really think SysRq has nothing to do under "Kernel
Hacking/Kernel Debugging". More than anything else it's a system
administration feature.

-hpa
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