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SubjectRe: [linux-usb-devel] Re: [BK PATCH] USB changes for 2.5.34
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On Tue, 2002-09-10 at 20:27, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Sep 2002, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> > So I claim a BUG() that locks up the machine is useless. If the user
> > can't just run ksymoops and email out the BUG message, that BUG() is
> > _not_ fine on SMP.
>
> Agreed. Along those same lines, it would be nice if the kernel
> could spit out symbolic names so the user can't screw up the
> backtrace and we've got a better chance of extracting a useful
> bug report from our users ;)

There is a patch for this. However its fairly useless since all the
users are in X11 and while -ac will give you morse as well thats not
terribly friendly.

There are some real mode patches that try and get you back into a sane
video mode and dump you into a saner environment.

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