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Re: Console client, signal handeling patch

From: M. Gerards
Subject: Re: Console client, signal handeling patch
Date: Tue, 6 May 2003 20:46:40 +0200
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Quoting Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de>:

> On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 11:29:22AM +0200, M. Gerards wrote:
> > SVGALib has something like that too, because the Hurd has a VGA drive too
> it 
> > should have such util. I think I can write such utility soon.
> It's easy to write such a utility, but I don't think we need it to be
> included in the distribution.  The VGA driver in the Hurd is supposed to be
> run at boot time, and not left until the system is shut down.  So there is
> no use for such a utility for the normal user.  Even if a bug happens, it
> would then be too late for the user to find out about such a utility.

Such utility would be usefull for more than just the failure of the console. It
would be usefull to have tools for unexpected failures, especially when the Hurd
will support more exotic videocard and resolutions or am I mistaken?


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