Re: 3.0 wishlist Was: Overview of 2.2.x goals?

Martin von Loewis (
Tue, 20 Jan 1998 01:50:43 +0100

> The current logic behind not doing this in linux is that since its
> impossible to do it perfectly (e.g. 100% foolproof under all situations),
> it shouldnt be done at all. (Still, BSD manages to do it).

Furthermore, BSD does not have the nice 'kill current process instead
of panicking' approach of Linux. Instead, they panic each and every
time - so without a post mortem dump, you are lost (unless you activate
DDB, which allows you to debug a few things before panicking).