Re: Abort, Retry, Ignore?

Kevin (
Wed, 11 Oct 1995 09:44:24 -0500 (CDT)

> Possible method:

> * On hard device errors, kernel puts a process to sleep and writes
> data to some device, like /dev/criterr (but if there is no process
> that has device open, it just returns EIO as before).

> * A user level process reads /dev/criterr and pops up an X window (or
> switches to another vt if no X is running).

> * When user decided what to do, the process writes to criterr and
> kernel uses data to kill the process, return EIO, retry, etc.

What if noone is logged in? What if someone is logged in via telnet?
Where should the messages go? How should the decision be made?

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