Subject: Re: debugger on non-normal consoles...
To: Allen Briggs <>
From: Leo Weppelman <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/27/1997 22:42:22
Allen Briggs wrote:

> > The best solution I've come up with to use myself currently is
> > to use a serial port for the debugger.
> Yeah--unfortunately not too handy for the average person dealing with a
> single-user workstation getting kernel panics and just wanting to get a
> register dump or stack trace...

Can't we somehow make this automatic and make sure it ends up in the
message buffer? Shouldn't be too difficult. This would make it easy for
the average person to report at least the minimal dump info and would
provide a next step in obsoleting the paper and pencil near the console ;-)