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A KDL (short for Kernel Debug(ger) Land) is a term used on BeOS/Haiku and possibly other operating systems for a serious kernel error which causes the computer to drop into the kernel debugger.

While a KDL brought about by a buggy driver which is not crucial, such as a filesystem driver, can be escaped from (with the command 'es'), it usually leaves the user needing to reboot.

Entering the kernel debugger

The Kernel Debug(ger) Land can also be entered on BeOS/Haiku at any time by pressing Alt-SysReq-D on the keyboard while the system is running.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Welcome to Kernel Debugging Land, Haiku, 04 February 2008.