DO Ideas 2

sysrq

Support sending SysRq keys from the Digital Ocean console.

I recently had an unresponsive droplet with high sys CPU%. I couldn't SSH in and the Digital Ocean console showed garbled output for some reason. I have my droplet configured for kernel cores and kernel.sysrq=1; however, there was no way to send SysRq+c to generate a vmcore and restart. After doing a hard reboot, there were no diagnostics in the system log to understand what happened. If I was able to send SysRq+${KEY} to my droplet from the Digital Ocean console, I would have been able to gather diagnostics.

  • KevinG
  • Sep 11 2018
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