[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] kernel core dump and "dying breath"

Joe Perches joe at perches.com
Wed Jun 27 14:58:16 UTC 2012

On Wed, 2012-06-27 at 10:50 -0400, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> >>> I even sometimes find myself trying to scroll back, even though I know it
> >>> doesn't work. So it definitely is something that one is subconsciously
> >>> expecting to work.
> There is another thing that crossed my mind.  Think what we do with the
> keyboard when we have one.  Totally predictable.  Hit page up, stare at
> it for 30s, hit page up again, etc.  Meaning, that if we instead skip
> the whole needing the input, and simulate it at panic, it could be a
> nice win for minimal cost.  Page up every 30s.  Hit the top?  Page
> down every 30s.  Repeat until power-off.  You could collect the whole
> panic message with a camera too, albeit in chunks.

Good idea.

A small enhancement might be to scroll line-by-line every
second or so.

Maybe add a fixed line at the top or bottom with an
explanation of what's happening.

<kidding> Maybe make the background color blue.

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