RE: [PATCH 0/2][concept RFC] x86: BIOS-save kernel log to disk uponpanic

From: Luck, Tony
Date: Thu Jan 27 2011 - 13:56:58 EST

> Yeah, i've done it countless times and it's very painful indeed - but the
> alternative "losing context" would be even worse to me. Can we do both - i.e. have
> the barcode on the screen alongside the oops itself? (although at that point they'll
> be taking screen real estate from each other - degrading the information in *both*
> venues.)
> Keyboard 'oops scrolling' driver with 'flip to barcode output' key? :-)

If we can make the screen scroll, or guarantee that a hot key will switch to
the barcode view, then those look like good solutions. Sharing space on a
non-scrollable view sounds like a poor choice. Perhaps better to have a
command line option to say which to provide (default = text).

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