Subject: Re: port-xen/29887: sysctl kern.consdev coredumps
To: None <,,>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/21/2005 19:50:02
The following reply was made to PR port-xen/29887; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Jason Thorpe <>
To: Greywolf <>
Cc: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>,
	YAMAMOTO Takashi <>,,,,
Subject: Re: port-xen/29887: sysctl kern.consdev coredumps
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 12:49:46 -0700

 On Jun 21, 2005, at 3:14 AM, Greywolf wrote:
 > With regard to "(null)" vs. "Bus error (Core dumped).", that  
 > doesn't matter
 > to me, other than being a potential nicety.  What matters to me is the
 > compiler is pretending it knows what I want, even though I am not  
 > asking
 > for it.  It's like walking into a shop and asking for a ham and  
 > jack sandwich
 > and getting mortadella and mozzarella.  Sure, it might be "better",  
 > but
 > it's not what I expected, much less what I asked for.
 When you called printf() (or puts(), for that matter), you have, by  
 definition, asked for the standards-described effect.
 If you want to depend on extensions, then you should call an API that  
 explicitly provides them, period!
 -- thorpej