Description of problem:
After setting up kdump, if the kernel crashes while the user is operating under X Window, there is no indication of the kdump kernel is in progress. The user would be confused to see if this is a kernel failure or frozen X window. Ideally, the display would switch to the console when the kdump kernel is booting. This problem happens with and without KMS.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. setup kdump.
2. trigger kernel crash (echo c >/proc/sysrq-trigger) from X Window.
No indication of the kdump kernel in progress. Just a frozen X window.
Switch to console to show the kdump kernel is booting.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
This has been a long standing problem, one which we just can't fix right now. During a crash there is currently no safe way to return a video card to text mode so that the kdump boot process is visible, or to put up a banner indicating that a kdump is in progress. The KMS changes make some of this more possible, but only on certain hardware, and under certain conditions. Its simply to haphazzard a solution to truly be reasonable at this point.