Subject: Re: kernel panic messages
To: Greg 'groggy' Lehey <email@example.com>
From: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/06/2003 08:03:22
> Wouldn't it make more sense to print a stack back trace with function
> names? That would give much more information.
Just make sure the offsets from the symbol addresses and the
stack address of each frame is reported...
I've actually debugged many a kernel bug from just a traceback
(with all the numbers in hex).
One, previously unmentioned, 'problem' with __FILE__ is that it
is tends to be a rather long string since it is the pathname argument
to cc and may contain a directory name (probably with quite a lot of
../ terms in it).
David Laight: email@example.com