Subject: Re: NetBSD panics but doesn't reboot
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/23/2002 18:24:58
On Sun, Dec 22, 2002 at 05:29:18AM +0100, Christian Biere wrote:
> Hi,
> I've compiled the kernel with DDB support but as I'm under X most of the
> time I've set ddb.onpanic and ddb.fromconsole to 0 (zero). However, I
> had several kernel panics for (probably) different reasons recently. I
> expected the system to dump its kernel and reboot then. This did not
> happen. I typed "sync" blindly (still under X) but I had to push the
> reset button to force the system to reboot. So do I have to compile a
> kernel without DDB to make it reboot in case of a kernel panic?

If you want to be sure, yes. If the kernel traps instead of panic,
it will drop to ddb regardless of the ddb.onpanic setting.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 23 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference