[Xorg] OLS and console rearchitecture: second pass

Nicolas Mailhot Nicolas.Mailhot at laPoste.net
Mon Aug 2 01:51:13 PDT 2004

On jeu, 2004-07-29 at 12:46 -0700, Jon Smirl wrote:

> 11) OOPs will cause an immediate screen clear and painting of the
> system console including the OOPs data. It is not needed to change the
> video mode. 

Very often these days OOPs data is too long to fit on a 80×25 screen.
If the system console could safely use whatever video mode allows to
cram as much data as possible on the screen you'd catch a lot more

Another problem is screens that blank after a while to save energy and
can not be woken up to display oops data (because the system is toast).
Again if it can safely be done disabling DPMS on oops would help a lot.


Nicolas Mailhot
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