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    SubjectRe: [linux-usb-devel] Re: [BK PATCH] USB changes for 2.5.34
    Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > On Tue, 10 Sep 2002, Oliver Xymoron wrote:
    >
    >>Which still leaves the question, does it really make sense for
    >>FATAL/BUG to forcibly kill the machine?
    >
    >
    > No. It should only be "locally fatal", and it should clearly just do what
    > BUG() does now - kill the process.
    >
    > But that implies very much that you really cannot use FATAL() in general
    > at all, since it would be illegal to use whenever some caller holds some
    > non-local locks (which is almost always the case for most "peripheral
    > code").


    Well we still have panic()... It might be nice to have a PANIC() macro
    with a similar form to that of DEBUG/WARN/FATAL...

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