Subject: Re: DDB vs Freeze
To: Hal Murray <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/27/2000 15:42:13
On Thu, 27 Jan 2000 15:09:30 -0800
Hal Murray <email@example.com> wrote:
> Would it be reasonable for the code that gets into DDB to get linked
> up with the display driver (if there is one on the box) and do something
> simple but conspicuous like video reversal to indicate that you are
> in DDB rather than hung?
If we were able to do that on a PC, we'd be able to drop you back into
The problem is that the kernel hasn't any idea how to get PC video
cards into/out of graphics mode (because there are ... so many different
> or play a tune on the keyboard or ... Anything to provide a strong
> hint that will indicate that the system isn't really hung.
A tune on the keyboard certainly couldn't hurt, actually....
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>