Subject: Re: CVS commit: syssrc
To: Erik Fair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 02/06/2000 16:08:59
On Sun, 6 Feb 2000 14:19:09 -0800
Erik Fair <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 <email@example.com>