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Re: magic sysrq key

On Fri, Aug 24, 2001 at 12:53:26AM +0200, thomas wrote:
> > Is there a way to enable the magic SysRq key without compiling a custom
> > kernel?
> > Why is it not built in the Debian kernel? If policy demands that it
> > should be disabled by default then this could be done via proc during
> > the boot process.
> I don't see any reason why it should be in the debian kernel. 95% of the
> users out there probably won't need it. And it's not so hard to build a
> custom kernel either, even for a beginner.

IMHO the sysrq key thingie should be considered a constitutional
right!  It's too late to enable it when the latest newfangled X
drivers lock your box solid.  ALT-SYSRQ-{s,u,b} is just great.

And sysrq-e when your box is taking an age to boot because of name
server resolution issues, etc.  Just get a login, fix it, s,u,b out
and voila!


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