Subject: Re: port-xen/29887: sysctl kern.consdev coredumps
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/21/2005 13:41:32
On Jun 21, 2005, at 1:07 PM, Bill Studenmund wrote:

> Yes, it is impossible to differentiate between code printf()ing a NULL
> pointer and printf()ing "(null)". I however fail to see what that
> contributes to the discussion. Please explain.

My point is that in many of the cases you're arguing for, the "help"  
provided by libc isn't something you could even rely on.

-- thorpej