Kernel hacking: My very own BSOD

Tue 09/24/13   15:58  in  technical

While working on hacking the FreeBSD kernel for a research project, I of course have crashed things many times. Hooray for VM’s.

However, this latest time I’ve managed to really mess things up. Instead of some esoteric message in the logs, the result was the following being written to the console:

nonsense kernel console output

Nonsense Kernel console output

Hopefully those of you who’ve hacked on kernels previously will appreciate the “wut” moment you get when your screen looks like this instead of acting as expected :).

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