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Re: CVS commit: src/sys/ddb

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 09:30:56PM +0000, Andrew Doran wrote:
> Module Name:  src
> Committed By: ad
> Date:         Fri Jan 30 21:30:56 UTC 2009
> Modified Files:
>       src/sys/ddb: db_variables.c
> Log Message:
> Default DDB_ONPANIC to zero. The end product is ultimately for the
> consumption of users external to the project, users who are unlikely to
> be kernel hackers with the motivation to debug crashes. In this situation
> rebooting and creating a crash dump is more appropriate than interrupting
> normal service for an unbounded amount of time, while also leaving the
> machine at cryptic db> prompt.

I've never had problems getting users typing 'tr' at the db> prompt and
reporting the trace. Getting them to analyse a crash dump (assuming
the dump succeeded, which is not always the case) is way more difficult.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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