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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.59 morse code panics
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On Sunday 02 February 2003 16:42, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> On Fri, 31 Jan 2003, John Bradford wrote:
> > Well, there are typically *three* keyboard LEDs... Why not use one
> > the middle one for morse, and outside two for plain blinking?
>
> Sure, alternating on/off between the outside LEDs at a rate of about
> 1/sec, like the warning lights on a railroad crossing (in the USA).

<nonsense>
As long as this doesn't mean a 50.000 kilo locomotive will ride over my
keyboard, it is fine with me.

Oh, and I don't want to destroy the American dream, but blinking lights on
railroad crossings even exist in the poorest countries in Africa... Or do the
Americans even have a patent on the blinking speed ? :-P

Sidenote: you can't speak of "the middle", the LED ordering is free :) At
least here in Europe...
</nonsense>

Besides, I'd like to see some beeps (not too annoying please) besides the
blinking. Sometimes while debugging KGI I don't even notice the kernel
entered kdb (also blinking LEDs, and kdb shows up on a remote terminal).
Also: servers will usually have keyboard switches, making the blinks unnoted.
But I assume that has been said before.

Jos
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