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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 2/2] tty/sysrq: Add configurable handler to execute a compound action
On Tue, Aug 18, 2020 at 01:28:25PM +0200, Andrzej Pietrasiewicz wrote:
> Userland might want to execute e.g. 'w' (show blocked tasks), followed
> by 's' (sync), followed by 1000 ms delay and then followed by 'c' (crash)
> upon a single magic SysRq. Or one might want to execute the famous "Raising
> Elephants Is So Utterly Boring" action. This patch adds a configurable
> handler, triggered with 'C', for this exact purpose. The user specifies the
> composition of the compound action using syntax similar to getopt, where
> each letter corresponds to an individual action and a colon followed by a
> number corresponds to a delay of that many milliseconds, e.g.:
>
> ws:1000c
>
> or
>
> r:100eis:1000ub

A macro language for sysrq commands, who would have thought...

Anyway, _why_ would userland want to do something so crazy as this?
What is the use-case here?

thanks,

greg k-h

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