lkml.org 
[lkml]   [1999]   [Oct]   [8]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
    /
    From
    SubjectRe: a small doubt
    Date
    On Fri, 8 Oct 1999 09:18:36 -0500 , 
    Bret Indrelee <bindrelee@sbs-cp.com> wrote:
    >Oliver Xymoron [mailto:oxymoron@waste.org] wrote:
    >> Why don't we simply use an OOPS() macro that causes an oops in an
    >> arch-specific way? And throw this in a generic place:
    >
    >What is wrong with just using the existing panic() from kernel.h?
    >
    >If there is information that panic() doesn't save which you would get with
    >an OOPS message, then that is a problem with panic.

    panic() is just a general message formatter, like printk() but with a
    few more side effects ;). Causing an oops gets the registers and, more
    to the point, gets them at the point of failure. Registers after you
    have called another routine are much less useful.


    -
    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu
    Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

    \
     
     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:54    [W:0.022 / U:31.968 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site