[Haifux] Kernel oops, so what?

Eli Billauer eli at billauer.co.il
Fri Jan 15 23:11:34 IST 2010

Thanks for your answers (on this one and on my other issues).

I realize that the oops is still an oops, only nowadays nobody want to 
stop the whole show, just because some kernel code misbehaved. If the 
general idea is that the worst thing a kernel can do is to crash, why 
crash now? Kill the offender, hope it didn't have time to screw things 
up too much, and go on as if nothing happened.

Sooner or later the bug will be fixed, user upgrades kernel, the user 
won't notice anything. Why make the user's experience miserable with 
ugly crashes?

As for my own computer's welfare, this seems to happen once per reboot, 
with no stability issues at all. I'll see if I can find a way to avoid 
this, but my gut feeling tells me that the answer is a kernel patch, 
which is already waiting in the kernel's digestive tract.


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