[PATCH] Remove default panic action for --enable-developer

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue Mar 22 23:47:39 MDT 2011

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 11:15:56AM +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> This patch removes the default panic action for --enable-developer,
> which was previously 'sleep 999999'.
> This is a problem because like other #ifdef DEVELOPER things, it changes
> behaviour and makes reproducing customer problems more difficult.  In
> this particular case, it meant it was more difficult to test the core
> dumping code, or to get a core file at all!
> If the developer (or user running with developer settings) knows that
> the sleep is in operation (because they set it), they can look for the
> deliberately stuck process.  However if they don't know (a user running
> with developer settings to get better debugging), then it's just
> confusing to find resources such as the main socket and any locks etc
> still held open. 
> What do others think?

Here I like the changed default in DEVELOPER mode. It has
helped me a lot in the past. Yes, I know that I can set it
explicitly, but it is just convenient.


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