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Re: ATF tests still failing to complete within 2 hours on amd64

On Sat, 03 Dec 2011, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
There's a big difference between "panic" and "reboots and comes back up running normally". Which is it?

There is?  Why?

panic(9) prints stuff, optionally drops into a debugger, and then calls cpu_reboot(9).

cpu_reboot(9) optionally unmounts file systems, runs shutdown hooks, prints a message, and halts or reboots.

It's dropping into a debugger that provides the most significant (and potentially annoying) difference in visible behaviour, but also you have more control over the boothowto flags if you call cpu_reboot(9) directly.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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