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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.5.59 morse code panics

> > On Fri, 2003-01-31 at 13:22, Dave Jones wrote:
> > > Or you could put down the crackpipe and run a serial console between
> > > the two boxes. Or even netconsole would make more sense
> > > (and be a lot more reliable).
> >
> > A lot of newer laptops do not have serial ports. While morse code may
> > be a little silly the general purpose hook it needs to be done
> > cleanly is considerably more useful
> And how many users and how many kernel hackers are able to decode
> morse on the fly? Are you going to explain to users
> "to debug this you'll need to learn morse" ?

If it is message "could not mount ext2 on /dev/hda2" I guess I could
catch enough of it to be usefull.

> I admit I was the on who got this ball running by suggesting it "as an
> exercise for the reader" in the original panic blink code, but
> guys this was intended as a JOKE, not serious. Please get over it
> and don't merge that silly code.

Its not *that* silly. Simple extension of "blink leds on panic".

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