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SubjectRe: oops pauser.
On Mon, 09 Jan 2006 06:40:57 +1100 Grant Coady wrote:

> On Sun, 8 Jan 2006 05:53:22 -0800, "Randy.Dunlap" <rdunlap@xenotime.net> wrote:
>
> >On Sun, 8 Jan 2006 15:38:22 +0200 Ville Herva wrote:
> >
> >> On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 05:33:39AM -0500, you [Dave Jones] wrote:
> >> >
> >> > If I had any faith in the sturdyness of the floppy driver, I'd
> >> > recommend someone looked into a 'dump oops to floppy' patch, but
> >> > it too relies on a large part of the system being in a sane
> >> > enough state to write blocks out to disk.
> >>
> >> I believe kmsgdump (http://www.xenotime.net/linux/kmsgdump/) uses its own
> >> minimal 16-bit floppy driver to save the oops dump.
> >
> >It just switches to real mode and uses BIOS calls.
>
> So would it be viable to take over the screen in similar fashion?
>
> Set it to 80x50 in BIOS and dump there --> call it the Penguin Oops
> screen, or Poops for short :o)

It does take over the screen. 80x50 isn't needed since it knows how
to scroll the kernel log buffer on 80x25.

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~Randy
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