diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development
Jul 01, 2014, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
David Herrmann wanted to disable the virtual terminal subsystem in order to save space on a kernel that didn't need a VT. But, he still wanted to see kernel oops output for debugging purposes. The problem was that only the VT subsystem would display oops output—and he'd just disabled it.
No problem. David posted a patch to implement DRM-log, a separate console device that used the direct rendering manager and that could receive kernel oops output.