Subject: Re: easy ways to crash your NetBSD system
To: Brett Lymn <blymn@bunya3>
From: Darren Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/07/1996 01:47:47
In some email I received from Brett Lymn, sie wrote:
> Actually, in a lot of the cases panics are about the only thing you
> can do. What sort of handling do you want to do when the file system
> finds the inode it is trying to free is already free? Just say "gee
> I musta lost the plot there someplace, I will just continue on..." to
> do more damage to the file system. How do you handle a hard error in
> your swap space? Just kill the process and continue on? What if the
> process is inetd? or even init?
I'm sure I've seen this behaviour with swap space and processes being
killed in commercial Unixes...