cvs commit: src/sys/kern kern_sysctl.c
PeterJeremy at optushome.com.au
Tue Aug 9 08:38:46 GMT 2005
On Mon, 2005-Aug-08 13:02:13 -0700, Nate Lawson wrote:
>Don Lewis wrote:
>>On 8 Aug, Christian S.J. Peron wrote:
>>> memory. This can result in a number of different locking issues,
>>> including dead locks.
>One other thing: I don't think this should be MFCd before 6.0. It's
>possible that there are some drivers that violate this rule and having a
>release trigger panics is bad. This is the same reason we turn off
>INVARIANTS for releases.
I personally think panics are preferable to deadlocks. At least with a
panic, it's obvious that something went wrong, and you have a fighting
chance of finding out why. Having a computer freeze for no apparent
reason is extremely frustrating - especially if it does so gradually.
If necessary, we can always set the console background to blue and/or
call it a "guru meditation message" :-)
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