I am back from vacations and had a 11 hours flight with AirAustral. On board each seat has an embedded computer. With this computer, you can watch movies, play games, …
This machine is running on Linux which is downloaded and executed using Redboot as you can see in the following picture:
How did I made this picture?: I found a bug that caused the computer to deadlock. I tested it on 4 machines in 2 different aircrafts: 100% reproducible.
Steps to reproduce:
- Go in the Games section.
- Start the game ‘Who wants to be Millionaire?’.
- Play one game.
- Quit the game.
The machine will display a message
Please wait... and a deadlock will occur.
You then need to ask a stewardess to reboot your machine. The reboot is quite slow and takes around 5 minutes.
PS: I don’t know where to send the bug report 🙂