PANIC(9) PANIC(9) NAME panic - abandon hope, all ye who enter here SYNOPSIS void panic(char *fmt, ...) DESCRIPTION Panic writes a message to the console and causes the system to give up the host. It enables interrupts, dumps the ker- nel stack, and halts the current processor; if more than one, others will gradually come to a halt. Depending on configuration settings, the platform-dependent exit might reboot the system. The format fmt and associated arguments are the same as those for print(2). Panic adds a prefix `panic: ' and a trailing newline.