Subject: Re: port-xen/29887: sysctl kern.consdev coredumps
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/21/2005 16:44:12
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On Tue, Jun 21, 2005 at 01:41:32PM -0700, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> 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" =20
> provided by libc isn't something you could even rely on.

How so? I have been VERY deliberately limiting my thoughts to printf() and=
puts() and friends. And I'm thining about programs on NetBSD. What cases=20
am I agruing for where I can't rely on help?

Take care,


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