Subject: Re: CVS commit: syssrc
To: Erik Fair <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/06/2000 16:08:59
On Sun, 6 Feb 2000 14:19:09 -0800 
 Erik Fair <> wrote:

 > This is why the sysctl to control it is there - people who don't want 
 > it can turn it off. The default to on for DIAGNOSTIC was based on my 
 > interpretation of DIAGNOSTIC as "I want more checks and information" 
 > and it seemed reasonable to me. Do I misread the intent of DIAGNOSTIC?

Well, if nothing else, it's certainly a misuse of DIAGNOSTIC.  DIAGNOSTIC
is for "cheap kernel consistency checks", not for "extra verbose logging
when broken user programs are run".

The sysctl default value should NOT key off DIAGNOSTIC.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>