Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 18:19 UTC, submitted by anonymous
BeOS & Derivatives Michael Lotz added code to generate QR-code for the KDL (Kernel Debug Land) ouput (which pops up when the kernel crashes). No more blurry photos with debug output, but a QR code which decodes to the clear-text KDL debug output. Here's one of the relevant commits, an example showing a QR code, and text from decoded sample QR code.
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RE[2]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by umccullough on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 19:17 UTC in reply to "RE: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
umccullough
Member since:
2006-01-26

"Who thought this was a good idea?

Lets use a smart phone to decode the error message ... Why not I dunno write some data to disk? Surely that would have been simpler.


Right, because that's going to work reliably when the kernel panics.
"

Well, to be fair, most people don't even know what a kernel panic is - or what it means...

Most OSes just do something fancy, like 'bluescreen', or reboot.

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RE[3]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by lucas_maximus on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 20:29 in reply to "RE[2]: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

the BSOD is actually pretty advanced.

Considering it does it in the users own language and logs the result in the event viewer.

But hey lets just vote me down.

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RE[4]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by dylansmrjones on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 20:32 in reply to "RE[3]: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

...Considering it does it in the users own language...


So English is Danish, eh?

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RE[3]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by phoudoin on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 09:15 in reply to "RE[2]: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

Most OSes just do something fancy, like 'bluescreen', or reboot.


Only the best ones does both ;-)

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RE[4]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by quackalist on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 09:44 in reply to "RE[3]: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

Better would be to reboot into a google search of the BSOD error message/s that one didn't have time to read when it booted.

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