[PATCH 0/2][concept RFC] x86: BIOS-save kernel log to disk upon panic

Luck, Tony tony.luck at intel.com
Wed Jan 26 18:07:44 EST 2011

>- The latest approach (proposed by Linus) is to forget the disk: jump to
>  real-mode, but display the kernel log in a fancy format (with scroll
>  ups and downs) instead.

A while ago (first Plumbers conference?) someone was talking about
using a 2-d barcode to display the tail of the kernel log & oops
register data - with the plan that you could capture the image with
a cell phone camera, and then get all the oops data without worrying
about transcription errors as you wrote down & re-typed all the hex.

Anyone know what happened to that plan?


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