cvs commit: src/sys/kern kern_sysctl.c

Wilko Bulte wb at
Tue Aug 9 17:51:31 GMT 2005

On Tue, Aug 09, 2005 at 06:38:39PM +1000, Peter Jeremy wrote..
> 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" :-)

A meditating beastie... hmm.. interesting thought..

Wilko Bulte				wilko at

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