Subject: Re: kernel panic messages
To: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/05/2003 14:58:44
On Mon, 5 May 2003, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:

> 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.

I think both would be useful.

Take care,