PPC: shoud fatal exception issue a panic?

Thomas Dörfler Thomas.Doerfler at embedded-brains.de
Tue Oct 6 15:43:16 UTC 2009


during testing of the qemuppc BSP I hit some fata exceptions. Since the
standard exception handler in
performs printk("...Press Reset button..."), many systems may hang in
case of a unexpected, non-recoverable exception.

Wouldn't it make more sense to issue a BSP_panic in these cases? The BSP
should have a better idea what to do in thse cases, e.g. wait for a
pushbutton reset, force an automatic reset, force a system shutdown or
whatever is appropriate.

Any ideas? any opinions?



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