why panic(9) ?

Greg Roberts groberts at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 21:47:07 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 15:11, David DEMELIER <demelier.david at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm just guessing why current BSD panic() when a problem occurs, all
> modern operating systems solve the problem instead of crashing
> suddently and corrupting all your data without saving your work.
> Yes, why this function exists? There is no way to solve a problem
> without panic'ing? Is panic really needed? Imagine someone working on
> something really important and his computer just panic, his work not
> saved everybody shout at him in the corporation. He lose his job, his
> wife, his dog, everything is wrong, just because of a panic() !

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