Re: Defcon Bill

John M. Klassa (
Wed, 22 Apr 1998 13:07:45 -0400

>>>>> On Wed, 22 Apr 1998, "JB" == Joe Barrera wrote:

+> Gives a new meaning to 'blue screen of death'.
JB> Like, "panic: freeing free inode" is any better? Give me a break.

I've been using Unix for, give or take, ten years. In all that time,
I've only had a handful of occasions (a half dozen, tops) where I
was kicked me out of X and put back at the console prompt. Perhaps
half of those times, I also had to reboot because keyboard input was
subsequently garbled.

NT doesn't come close to this kind of robustness.

"panic: freeing free inode" (which I have never seen, BTW) may not be
any better, but its ilk is sure as hell is less frequent than the blue
screen of death.

My two cents...

John Klassa / Alcatel Telecom / Raleigh, NC, USA <><