Posted Jan 29, 2010 8:40 UTC (Fri) by cpeterso
Parent article: A module for crashing the kernel
Maybe now is the time for the Linux kernel to adopt a "crash-only" shutdown policy . If your application or the kernel always shuts down gracefully, then you are not really testing your recovery code (and you are wasting time cleaning up resources). Always crashing on shutdown will force developers to consider error-handling and recovery from (inevitable!) crashes.
 LWN: "Crash-only software: More than meets the eye"
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