cvs commit: src/sys/alpha/alpha support.s src/sys/i386/i386 swtch.s src/sys/kern kern_shutdown.c src/sys/sys systm.h

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Jan 20 18:24:57 PST 2004

On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 05:04:12PM -0800, Nate Lawson wrote:

> I would have gotten 100x more value from making options DDB the default in
> GENERIC (at least until we branch -stable) and having all page faults
> generate a backtrace.  This is a 1 line change that would save hours, not
> minutes, of roundtrip email.  Look at reports of panics in the
> freebsd-current@ archives and see how many result in a request for a
> backtrace.

Yes, please!  GNATS is also full of useless PRs that tie up committer
resources in trying to extract meaningful debugging from the
submitter.  This would be a huge step towards reducing the number of
bugs in 5.x.

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