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Date:      Tue, 26 Nov 1996 20:38:27 -0800 (PST)
From:      Annelise Anderson <>
To:        Steve <>
Subject:   Re: reboot on panic
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On Tue, 26 Nov 1996, Steve wrote:

> Is there any way to get a freebsd box (2.0.5 or higher) to not reboot on a
> panic but to leave the panic on the screena and just hault?
> Im having trouble troubleshooting a machine that refuses to have a problem
> when Im there looking at it.
> Any and all suggestions appreciated!
Well here's one....maybe not the best....

If in the kernel configuration file you have

options KTRACE
options DDB

when the kernel panics it will go into kdbg mode, waiting for input,
and thus will not reboot.  It is actually possible to get it to reboot
if you were on-line when it happened by issuing the appropriate 
commands to exit kdbg even though you can't actually see what you're


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