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SubjectRe: Fwd: binutils in debian unstable is broken.
On Wed, 5 Dec 2001, Eric Lammerts wrote:

> We can get a panic() call (and remove the ugly #ifdef's) with
> something like this:
>
> in some .h file:
>
> #ifdef DEVEXIT_LINKED
> #define DEVEXIT_FUNC(a) (a)
> #else
> void panic_exit_code();
> #define DEVEXIT_FUNC(a) ((typeof((a)) *)panic_exit_code)
> #endif

I definitely prefer this kind of encapsulation over #ifdef DEVEXIT_LINKED
everywhere, it's still ugly, though.

However, I don't see much advantage of panic_exit_code() over a simple
NULL. Actually, NULL will only oops, but not take the machine down, which
makes it easier to catch and report the Oops. (Not everyone who's box
crashes under X will setup a serial console).

--Kai

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