Subject: wscons: "ESC in kernel output" triggers a panic?
To: None <>
From: Nathan J. Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/04/2001 17:01:40
Some testing code of mine recently tripped over this bit of code in

            case ASCII_ESC:
                if (kernel)
                        panic("ESC in kernel output");

I'm puzzled. What is this good for? Why is printing an escape sequence
from the kernel forbidden, and in such a drastic way?

        - Nathan