kernel panic


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kernel panic

A failure in the operating system kernel that causes the OS to abend (crash). See kernel.
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MULTI enables developers to quickly master the most difficult device development challenges, including kernel panics, execution and data flows between user processes and the kernel, early hardware bring-up, device drivers, and performance analysis and tuning.
The DTrace core works well, but "subtle kernel differences" between Linux and Solaris can lead to kernel panics or instability, he said.