On Thu, Feb 22, 2001 at 06:36:09PM +0000, Alan Jones wrote:
> I'm also using getty,
> not minigetty but getty, but I've also disabled it in the passed and
> it is not strictly needed to use kdb. That is, I think kdb performs
> I/O to the serial device regardless of it's open state in Linux.
This may be true if KDB automatically breaks because of an oops. But there
are cases where you get your kernel into some sort of deadlock state, and
you need to force a break manually. You need to have a program that
has that device open to make KDB respond to the ctrl-A. At least that's
been my experience.
Ken Preslan <kpreslan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sistina Software, Inc.