Re: 3.0 wishlist Was: Overview of 2.2.x goals?

Jakub Jelinek (
Tue, 20 Jan 1998 14:28:42 +0100 (MET)

> On Mon, 19 Jan 1998, MOLNAR Ingo wrote:
> > an OOPS 100% tells you where and why the oops happened. Now, to determine
> > what the real reason for the oops was is quite complex, and in many cases
> > a crashdump doesnt help much. I would say the existance of a crashdump
> > hinders development more than the nonexistance of it ...
> My problem with OOPs's is that usually, when one happens.. it is > 25
> lines, and scrolls off the screen before the machine is at a dead halt. Of
> course, when this happens, that oops sure isn't going to be written to the
> logs.

A solution for this is called serial console with some logging facility on
the other end.

Jakub Jelinek | |
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