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From: "John Stoffel" <john@stoffel.org>
To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Cc: Maxim Levitsky <maximlevitsky@gmail.com>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
Subject: Re: [git pull] x86 arch updates for v2.6.25
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 12:45:12 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <18344.41128.159384.144803@stoffel.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.LFD.1.00.0802041922300.3237@woody.linux-foundation.org>

>>>>> "Linus" == Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> writes:

Linus> On Tue, 5 Feb 2008, Maxim Levitsky wrote:
>> 
>> The x86 tree was merged several times, but I don't see kgdb included in 
>> latest mainline -git.
>> 
>> So just one question, will it be included or no?

Linus> I won't even consider pulling it unless it's offered as a
Linus> separate tree, not mixed up with other things. At that point I
Linus> can give a look.

Linus> That said, I explained to Ingo why I'm not particularly
Linus> interested in it.  I don't think that "developer-centric"
Linus> debugging is really even remotely our problem, and that I'm
Linus> personally a lot more interested in infrastructure that helps
Linus> normal users give better bug-reports. And kgdb isn't even
Linus> _remotely_ it.

Linus> So I'd merge a patch that puts oops information (or the whole
Linus> console printout) in the Intel management stuff in a
Linus> heartbeat. 

How about we put in some sort of console logging tool so we can buffer
and log the console output better?  Currently if I have both a serial
and tty console defined, my GDM prompter looses the mouse until I goto
the XDMCP chooser and back again.  

I'm pretty sure it's a GDM problem, since Xdm doesn't have this issue
at all.  Haven't had time to chase it though.

In any case, having some way to log oopses better would be really
nice.  Not sure how we could do it reliably for suspend/resume needs
on laptops without dedicated management hardware like the ILOM stuff
on Intel/Sun boxes.  

Dunno... just viocing my desires...
John

  parent reply	other threads:[~2008-02-05 17:45 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 49+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-01-30  1:15 Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31  0:33 ` x86 arch updates also broke s390 Adrian Bunk
2008-01-31  9:34   ` Martin Schwidefsky
2008-01-31 10:24     ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31 12:37       ` Nick Piggin
2008-02-01  9:48     ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-01  9:52       ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-01  9:54       ` Martin Schwidefsky
2008-02-01 10:02         ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31 15:57 ` [git pull] x86 arch updates for v2.6.25 Adrian Bunk
2008-01-31 16:00   ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31 16:04     ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31 16:12     ` Adrian Bunk
2008-01-31 16:15       ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31 16:21         ` WANG Cong
2008-01-31 16:24         ` Adrian Bunk
2008-01-31 16:46           ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31 16:52             ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2008-01-31 16:29         ` sparc compile error caused by x86 arch updates Adrian Bunk
2008-01-31 16:50           ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2008-01-31 17:43             ` Ingo Molnar
2008-01-31 17:55               ` Jeremy Fitzhardinge
2008-01-31 18:21               ` Adrian Bunk
2008-01-31 18:38                 ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-05  2:36 ` [git pull] x86 arch updates for v2.6.25 Maxim Levitsky
2008-02-05  3:27   ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-05  4:11     ` Phil Oester
2008-02-05  4:54       ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-06 12:08         ` Jan Kiszka
2008-02-07 20:00           ` Daniel Phillips
2008-02-08  4:48       ` Christoph Hellwig
2008-02-08  9:51         ` Jan Kiszka
2008-02-05 17:45     ` John Stoffel [this message]
2008-02-05 17:52       ` H. Peter Anvin
2008-02-08 18:24         ` Bernhard Kaindl
2008-02-08 19:38           ` remote DMA via FireWire (was Re: [git pull] x86 arch updates for v2.6.25) Stefan Richter
2008-02-07 19:20     ` [git pull] x86 arch updates for v2.6.25 Daniel Phillips
2008-02-08 17:00     ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-08 17:48       ` Jan Kiszka
2008-02-08 18:57         ` Andi Kleen
2008-02-08 21:28           ` [RFC][PATCH] KGDB: remove kgdb-own fault handling (was: Re: [git pull] x86 arch updates for v2.6.25) Jan Kiszka
2008-02-08 21:58             ` Linus Torvalds
2008-02-08 22:16               ` [RFC][PATCH] KGDB: remove kgdb-own fault handling Jason Wessel
2008-02-09 14:11 ` [git pull] x86 arch updates for v2.6.25 Amit Shah
2008-02-10 12:30   ` Jiri Kosina
2008-02-12  7:16     ` Amit Shah
2008-02-13  8:56       ` Ingo Molnar
2008-02-13 10:19         ` Amit Shah
2008-02-06  2:28 David Cullen

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