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Re: ATF tests still failing to complete within 2 hours on amd64

On Dec 3, 2011, at 5:23 59PM, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 03, 2011 at 05:14:27PM -0500, Steven Bellovin wrote:
>> It depends on what ddb.onpanic is set to; there may also be disk space
>> issues from kern.dump_on_panic (though that's a much less interesting
>> point).
> Note that this test will reboot the system _only_ when it is run as the
> kernel first boots.

Sure.  But ddb.onpanic can not only be set at kernel configuration time,
the man page I just checked says that it defaults to 1, i.e., enter ddb
rather than rebooting.

I'm not saying you're wrong about the abort issue -- I haven't made up
my mind yet, though I'm leaning towards your way of thinking -- but I
am saying that there's a difference between panicking and rebooting.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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