Re: test6pre1 change for sysrq config-option

From: Philipp Rumpf (
Date: Thu Aug 03 2000 - 17:19:33 EST

On Thu, Aug 03, 2000 at 03:03:02PM +0200, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> 1) Serial sysrq is reported no to work for 2.4 kernels.

Actually, if the userspace program that keeps the serial port open doesn't
ignore break and you didn't enable debugging in the serial driver, it should
work fine.

> 2) You cannot compile a 2.4-test kernel without CONFIG_VT but with
> CONFIG_MAGIC_SYSRQ right now; the dep_bool change is just making
> this explicit.

That's the real bug, and various fixes for it exist.

> 3) Even 2.2.16 doesn't seem to contain code for Serial sysrq
> Please, fix the first two issues before removing the "dep_"....

Even if serial sysrq doesn't work, there is at least one console driver that
hasn't been merged with 2.4 that supports sysrq.

        Philipp Rumpf

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