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SubjectRe: Suspend to disk panicked in -test9.
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On Wednesday 29 October 2003 05:57 pm, Rob Landley wrote:
> Unfortunately, while I was writing down the panic on a piece of paper, the
> screen blanking code kicked in while I was still copying down the register
> values. I remember that the call trace mentioned some variant of a
> write_stuff_to_disk call, but that's not that useful...
>
> When is the last time that the screen blanking code actually accomplished
> something useful? These days it seems to exist for the purpose of
> destroying panic call traces and annoying people. (I seem to remember that
> pressing a key used to make it come back, but now we're forced to use the
> input core that no longer seems to be the case...)
>
> I also seem to remember a patch floating by on the list that would make
> console screen blanking go away. I really think console screen blanking
> NOT being enabled should be the default these days. Or at the very least,
> when there's a panic it should get shut off. I'll add looking into that to
> my to-do list, but will probably get to it somewhere around 2009...
>
> Rob

In the meantime, keeping a digital camera close by when testing is a
low tech/high tech solution to this.

Steven
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