Re: Philosophical Rant [was Re: Writing Drivers in Java]

“Maxim S. Shatskih” wrote in message
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>
> > When SoftIce can catch Kernel exceptions, then whats
> > wrong with the OS installing them and make the users
> > life easy?
>
> After a kernel exception, the kernel is usually corrupted and further
operation of such a kernel is impossible.
>

Indeed. I remember once reading something called Steinbach’s Guidline for
System Programmers: “Never test for an error condition you don’t know how to
handle”. The problem is, you’ve got an exception in the kernel… NOW
WHAT™???