Re: KDB blindly reads keyboard port

From: Keith Owens <>
Date: 2006-11-10 17:15:57
Matthew Wilcox (on Thu, 9 Nov 2006 21:28:03 -0700) wrote:
>On Fri, Nov 10, 2006 at 03:23:20PM +1100, Keith Owens wrote:
>> Bjron, could you try kdb-v4.4-2.6.19-rc5-{common,ia64}-2 on your
>> problem system?  I changed kdb so it only uses the keyboard if at least
>> one console matches the pattern /^tty[0-9]*$/.  IOW, if the user
>> specifies an i8042 style console on the command line (or uses the
>> default with CONFIG_VT=y) then kdb will attempt to use that keyboard.
>> Otherwise kdb ignores a VT style console, even when the kernel is
>> compiled with CONFIG_VT=y.
>If I'm using an HP Integrity system with a USB keyboard, won't I still
>have a console that matches ^tty[0-9]*$ ?

Good point.  How about the console list must include /^tty[0-9]*$/
_and_ there must be an interrupt registered with a name of "i8042"
before KDB will attempt to access i8042 ports?

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