Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Nov 2004 10:19 UTC
QNX I think that everyone reading OSNews will have heard at least something about QNX. You can regard this article as an introduction, but also as a review, and as a "Is-QNX-Ready-For-The-Desktop? article". To start off, I put together a short explanation of the merits of using a microkernel. Let me start off by saying that QNX Software Systems (QSS) does not aim towards the desktop with their Neutrino RTOS.
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Re: Voyager Crashing System
by Chris McKillop on Thu 18th Nov 2004 18:50 UTC

@ johnlein

It is most likely that you where seeing vserver spinning. Voyager is a client<->server application. The front end, voyager, starts a backend process to render the pages (vserver, opera, mozserver, ...). So if you hit a page that caused vserver to hang up you could kill the app but still have vserver hanging around. A nice "slay -9 vserver" would do it for you.

There was also an issue in some versions of QNX where the font server could crash on some fonts/string combos. This made it look like the system crashed since the UI stopped updating (io-graphics had crashed). Such systems would still pass the numlock test and if you could telnet/ssh into the box, io-graphics could be restarted and the GUI would pop back to life.