About twice a year I succeed in crashing Linux, usually by hitting ctl-C
while something is going on with my tape drive. Well, tonight, I
totally froze my system. Even the little CPU meter stopped working. At
the same time, the CPU was going full out -- I can tell because the
cooling fan starts speeding up.
What is interesting is that I noticed the num-lock and caps-lock lights
blinking in a way that reminded me of something. After a few minutes, I
realized it was sending Morris code. Now, my Morris code is *really*
rusty, and though I know all the letters, I cannot recognize them very
fast, so I got:
..-. then waited until the message repeated and got ..-. .- , then
again (really painful) ..-. .- - and so on. I finally gave up after
..-. .- - .- .-.. . .-. .-. --- .-. (etc)
For those of you who do not read Morris code:
..-. .- - .- .-.. . .-. .-. --- .-.
F A T A L E R R O R ...
Linux is funny :-)
Sunday, September 26, 2004
Funny System crash - quoting from [Bacula-users] mailing list
Posted by Adrian Marius Popa at 1:55 PM