Subject: Re: port-xen/29887: sysctl kern.consdev coredumps
To: Greywolf <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/21/2005 12:49:46
On Jun 21, 2005, at 3:14 AM, Greywolf wrote:

> With regard to "(null)" vs. "Bus error (Core dumped).", that  
> doesn't matter
> to me, other than being a potential nicety.  What matters to me is the
> compiler is pretending it knows what I want, even though I am not  
> asking
> for it.  It's like walking into a shop and asking for a ham and  
> jack sandwich
> and getting mortadella and mozzarella.  Sure, it might be "better",  
> but
> it's not what I expected, much less what I asked for.

When you called printf() (or puts(), for that matter), you have, by  
definition, asked for the standards-described effect.

If you want to depend on extensions, then you should call an API that  
explicitly provides them, period!

-- thorpej