DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2004-10
Re: I think I just got a panic
Matthew Dillon wrote:
:maybe we should add an emergency video and keyboard reset to panic(). I
:think that's a better way than trying to guess what video mode is
:running and adopt to that (or such), like other operating systems try
:to do (linux). we could even make a pinkscreen! (or redscreen, or
Unfortunately that might be difficult, because only X really knows how
to properly reset the video, and only X really knows how to render to
the frame buffer. We could attempt to make the appropriate video BIOS
calls but it's a toss-up whether they would actually work.
I think you lost me there :-) I woke up this morning and it had done the
buildworld/kernel without a panic, with X running in the background.
Should I installworld and just hope it was a bug that was maybe fixed
between the September ISO snapshot and STABLE?
I will play about and try to get a grip with debugging kernels when I
get home, incase I experience any other panics.