[Q] What does "Console was locked! Busting" mean?

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Aug 10, 2008
Greetings All,

So a friend of mine has a stock Desire updated to the latest update from HTC. Before we updated his phone it was rebooting when browsing and looking in the thread about rebooting Desire's mzecher said to pull the last_kmsg and look for the error "ARM9 has crashed" sure enough that error was there. So I decided to update his Desire to the latest version over his data connection (had to be done in server room to combat heat), once it had updated his reboot problems appeared to go away, until today...

He was busy playing around with LauncherPro and pressed home to go back to Sense, when he did that the phone rebooted. So using the same adb command I pulled the last_kmsg file from the Desire and found a new error and I have no idea what they mean.

[ 3628.607391] Kernel panic - not syncing: Fatal exception
[ 3628.607391] Rebooting in 5 seconds..
[ 3633.589477] Restarting Linux version ([email protected]) (gcc version 4.4.0 (GCC) ) #1 PREEMPT Thu Sep 16 21:44:24 CST 2010
[ 3633.589477] 
[B][ 3633.639312] msm_restart: Console was locked! Busting
[ 3638.652313] msm_pm_restart : Do HW_RESET by APP not by RADIO[/B]

Can anyone shed some light as to what is causing this problem? Is it just a once off or is there something to be worried about?

Thanks for the assist. :)

BTW I did do a search but did not find anything to help shed light on the issue.