why panic(9) ?

Chris Brennan xaero at xaerolimit.net
Wed Jan 12 20:43:41 UTC 2011

On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Matthew Seaman <
m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk> wrote:

> On 12/01/2011 16:23, Erik wrote:
> > On one of my first linux desktops, I had a screensaver which displayed
> > rotated dumpscreens of all kinds of different Operation systems. Apple,
> > Basic, linux and BSOD.. (come to think about it BSD was not included)
> >
> I once had someone commiserate with me on having so many problems with
> my desktop while running that screen saver...
> Later versions of the BSoD screen saver certainly did have a pretty
> convincing FreeBSD panic and dump sequence.
IIRC, it's still alive and well in the xscreensaver port ... I remember
seeing it a few times

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