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Re: page fault in mach_msg_trap

From: Jeff Bailey
Subject: Re: page fault in mach_msg_trap
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 15:20:32 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Wed, May 16, 2001 at 05:44:05PM -0400, Igor Khavkine wrote:

> > > The time it pauses is too short to write down all registers.  We should
> > > consider increasing it.
> > 
> > The time is a rapid spinning loop, IIRC, and has gotten shorter as
> > processors have gotten faster; it should be timed to bogomips or
> > something like that.
> Why should there be a finite delay? I think a much better option
> is wait for the user to press a key before rebooting. When I was
> working with oskit-mach I was lazy so I just put a "hlt" instruction
> in panic so I would have to manually reset the machine to reboot.
> But it did give me unlimited time to examine the error messages.

I like the idea of adding a --halt-on-panic option to the configure.
I think the Debian package should probably *not* have this on by
default (on the theory that this could be a production environment)

Jeff Bailey

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