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: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by anevilyak on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 19:18 UTC in reply to "WTF IS THIS SHIT"
anevilyak
Member since:
2005-09-14

Relax, would you? It's simply an alternative way to get the information out of the kernel debugger in order to be able to copy it into bug reports. Since most modern systems don't have serial ports any more, it can't be captured that way, and photographs of a computer monitor are large, unwieldy and can be a pain to get focused properly without cutting off important bits of information.

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RE[2]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by tuaris on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 20:27 in reply to "RE: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
tuaris Member since:
2007-08-05

One of Hakiu's goals is to "build the operating system of the future". Something like this is exactly the type of thing that helps fulfill that goal.

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RE[2]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by lucas_maximus on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 20:33 in reply to "RE: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Err Event Viewer in Windows or at least a Kernel dump.

It is the 21st century my friend, people have worked out how to write text file to a hardrive.

Edited 2012-07-02 20:46 UTC

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RE[3]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by galvanash on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 23:53 in reply to "RE[2]: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

Err Event Viewer in Windows or at least a Kernel dump.

It is the 21st century my friend, people have worked out how to write text file to a hardrive.


And how do you get the text file to the kernel developer???

Remember, the machine doesn't actually work reliably - otherwise it wouldn't be generating kernel panics.

This is so fricken obvious - I can't believe you are still arguing about this...

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RE[3]: WTF IS THIS SHIT
by JAlexoid on Tue 3rd Jul 2012 06:53 in reply to "RE[2]: WTF IS THIS SHIT"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Yes, I've never seen Windows Event viewer "loose" a critical error message... evar! Same goes for kernel dumps.

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