Watch out for the Kernel Trap



  • A couple of our field engineering guys were setting up a windows machine in our lab. All I managed to catch was:
    IT guy 1: "Blue Screen of Death!"

    IT guy 2: "Yup, that's a blue screen of death [some windows bashing]"

    IT guy 1: "Kenel mode trap?!... Why would they put a trap in the kernel?"

     



  • Yup, sounds like the usual these days... "IT" people who only know how to set up windows and couldn't tell you what an interrupt was.

    Imagine taking your car to be fixed by a mechanic who'd never stripped and rebuilt an engine.
     



  • @versatilia said:

    Yup, sounds like the usual these days... "IT" people who only know how to set up windows and couldn't tell you what an interrupt was.

    Imagine taking your car to be fixed by a mechanic who'd never stripped and rebuilt an engine.
     

    I think it's worse than that. It's like taking your car to a mechanic that doesn't know where the engine is.



  • [quote user="djork"][quote user="versatilia"]

    Yup, sounds like the usual these days... "IT" people who only know how to set up windows and couldn't tell you what an interrupt was.

    Imagine taking your car to be fixed by a mechanic who'd never stripped and rebuilt an engine.
     

    [/quote] I think it's worse than that. It's like taking your car to a mechanic that doesn't know where the engine is.[/quote]

    More like taking your car to a mechanic that thinks that the gas pedal is the engine, and throws away that junk up in the front trunk of the car that the manufacturer left in.



  • [quote user="Volmarias"]
    More like taking your car to a mechanic that thinks that the gas pedal is the engine, and throws away that junk up in the front trunk of the car that the manufacturer left in.
    [/quote]
    Engine?  What's an engine?  You turn the key, that makes the wheels turn.  You push the pedal, that pushes the wheels around faster.  
    Du-uh!



  • That happens. I've heard stories from way back, where some mechanics would be baffled by cars that they think have no engine, not realizing that the engines were in the back (like VW Bugs).


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