Re: [PATCH 0/9] Add blockconsole version 1.1 (try 2)

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Wed Mar 20 2013 - 18:52:47 EST

Hi Andrew,

On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 04:39:53PM -0500, Joern Engel wrote:
> Blockconsole is a console driver very roughly similar to netconsole.
> Instead of sending messages out via UDP, they are written to a block
> device. Typically a USB stick is chosen, although in principle any
> block device will do.
> In most cases blockconsole is useful where netconsole is not, i.e.
> single machines without network access or without an accessable
> netconsole capture server. When using both blockconsole and
> netconsole, I have found netconsole to sometimes create a mess under
> high message load (sysrq-t, etc.) while blockconsole does not.
> Most importantly, a number of bugs were identified and fixed that
> would have been unexplained machine reboots without blockconsole.
> More highlights:
> * reasonably small and self-contained code,
> * some 100+ machine years of runtime,
> * nice tutorial with a 30-sec guide for the impatient.

any thoughts on this?

Blockconsole is very useful in certain situations and a bunch of people
are using it already and it would be nice if we could get it moving
towards upstream.

So I'd appreciate it if you could take a look and maybe even pick it up
if there are no serious issues with it.

Thanks a bunch.


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