UNIX robustness

Steven M. Schultz sms at moe.2bsd.com
Thu Jan 28 10:07:22 AEST 1999

Hi -

> From: Greg Lehey <grog at lemis.com>
> I think you'd have to consider a reboot to be a failure.  Steveen
> could say better than I, but I'd expect 2.9BSD to have told you why it
> died.  2.11BSD certainly does.

	Well, it tries its darndest to do so.  If the system gets its
	knickers sufficiently twisted I've seen it hang part way thru
	printing the panic message.  'course then there are the self
	inflicted crashes where an errant driver scribbles all over memory,
	in which case you may not get a meaningful indication of what
	went wrong ;)


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