Subject: misc/1342: prototype manual page for panic
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Kenneth Stailey <email@example.com>
Date: 08/11/1995 18:55:09
>Synopsis: prototype manual page for panic
>Responsible: misc-bug-people (Misc Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Fri Aug 11 19:05:02 1995
>Originator: Kenneth Stailey
>Release: Aug 9, 1995
System: NetBSD owl 1.0A NetBSD 1.0A (OWL) #6: Fri Jul 21 09:33:23 EDT 1995 kstailey@owl:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/OWL i386
"panic" has no documentation
.\" Copyright (c) 1990, 1991 The Regents of the University of California.
.\" All rights reserved.
.\" This code is derived from software contributed to Berkeley by
.\" Kenneth Stailey
.\" Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
.\" modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
.\" are met:
.\" 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
.\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
.\" 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
.\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
.\" documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
.\" 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software
.\" must display the following acknowledgement:
.\" This product includes software developed by the University of
.\" California, Berkeley and its contributors.
.\" 4. Neither the name of the University nor the names of its contributors
.\" may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software
.\" without specific prior written permission.
.\" THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE REGENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND
.\" ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
.\" IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
.\" ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE REGENTS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE
.\" FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
.\" DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS
.\" OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
.\" HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT
.\" LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY
.\" OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF
.\" SUCH DAMAGE.
.\" $ NetBSD $
.Dd August 11, 1995
.Dt PANIC 9
.Nd Bring down system on fatal error
.Fd #include <sys/types.h>
.Fd #include <sys/systm.h>
.Fn panic "const char *why"
function terminate the NetBSD system. The message
is printed to the console and the location
is set to the address of the message text for retrival from the OS
If the kernel debugger is installed control is passed to it, otherwise
an attempt to save a core dump of the OS to a configured dump device
.Sh RETURN VALUES
function does not return.