Re: 2.1.111: CONSOLE: STILL reproducible oddities

Jon Evans (
Sun, 26 Jul 1998 22:14:33 +0100 (GMT)

On Sun, 26 Jul 1998, Chris Evans wrote:

> 1) I can _blank_ the console with "find ." in /usr/src/linux. The
> operation takes about 1 sec to complete (when cached). If I press up arrow
> then return to fire off repeated "find ." commands _before_ the previous
> one has completed, my console blanks! Restores when I alt-f<something
> different>

Well, I tried the same with pre-112-1 and I was about to report that the
problem had gone, because I couldn't reproduce it. Then I had the smart
idea of pressing <Up, Return> lots of times to put some work in the
keyboard buffer, then switching to another vt and doing the same. I got
about 0.5 seconds of motionless screen (list of files, but offset left /
right by about 1/2 screen) before the machine spontaneously hard booted
itself. NB I don't run any watchdogs, hard or soft.

It booted so quickly that nothing made it as far as the log. :-(


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