Re: [2.1.47] Lockup, no OOPS logged, screen saver activated

Ben Clifford (
Sat, 2 Aug 1997 10:49:00 +0000 (GMT)

On Fri, 1 Aug 1997, Richard A. Soderberg wrote:

> summary? y). This time I'm going to remember to try the sysrq thing if it
> locks up. Is there a way to slaughter the screen saver (blanker) to see
> the oops when/if it happens?

I have a patch which goes on top of sysrq.c v1.4, which gives you
Alt-SysRq-N. This terminates the process with the highest PID, so allows
you to kill off processes one-by-one.

Unfortunately, it all goes a bit wrong once the PIDs have wrapped round,
as the highest PID is no longer the most recent process.

Patch enclosed below.

PGP 0xD4C9C0B1
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