Subject: Re: DDB vs Freeze
To: Bill Sommerfeld <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/28/2000 15:52:20
On Fri, 28 Jan 2000, Bill Sommerfeld wrote:

> 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
> curdled.
> 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..)

	By far the simplest and most effective option yet :)