Re: 2.5.59: Input subsystem initialised really late

From: Vojtech Pavlik (
Date: Sat Jan 18 2003 - 18:44:47 EST

On Sat, Jan 18, 2003 at 04:56:51PM +0000, Russell King wrote:

> It appears to be impossible to get a SysRQ-T dump out of a kernel which
> has hung during (eg) the SCSI initialisation with 2.5.
> Unlike previous 2.4 kernels, the keyboard is no longer initialised until
> fairly late - after many of the other drivers have initialised.
> Unfortunately, this means that it is quite difficult to debug these hangs
> (we'll leave discussion about in-kernel debuggers for another time!)
> Can we initialise the input subsystem earlier (eg, after pci bus
> initialisation, before disks etc) so that we do have the ability to use
> the SysRQ features?

I think this should be possible, yes.

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs
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