Subject: Re: kernel panic messages
To: Darren Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <email@example.com>
Date: 05/05/2003 10:28:29
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On Sunday, 4 May 2003 at 1:04:07 +1000, Darren Reed wrote:
> There would appear to be a number of panic messages in the kernel that
> are not unique, giving panic/crash diagnosis an extra ounce of difficulty.
> Whilst I'm well aware of other mechanisms such as that used by Solaris
> present a unique identifier for each message, I'd like to recommend an
> interim step of doing something simple to make each message different.
> This might be as simple as numbering them or as complex as changing them
> to better reflect the condition.
> What do others feel about this sort of change ?
Wouldn't it make more sense to print a stack back trace with function
names? That would give much more information.
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