Subject: Re: DDB vs Freeze
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/28/2000 09:34:49
> 	Is there any way you can call into the X server to try to switch
> 	back into text mode in the same way the console driver does
> 	(or even provide a specific callback)

This would involves context switching to the X server process and
letting it run, which you don't want to do if you've just panic'ed
because of a consistancy check suggesting that kernel memory may be

DDB should just be bypassed when a graphics console is in graphics
mode and wscons doesn't know how to drop it back to text mode..  we
should go straight to a crash dump (which *does* work when you're in
graphics mode..)

					- Bill