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Subject: Re: exception handling

Re: exception handling

From: Dave Wiard <>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 15:07:22 -0700

Dave Hooper wrote:
>>>> That's okay but I was a little disturbed by the fact the
>>>> hard drive had been spinning for more than 6 hours. Thankfully I had
>>>> the
>>>> player plugged into AC or it would surely have drained the battery by
>>>> the time I found it (and who knows what could have happened there). Is
>>>> it possible to ensure the hard drive spins down when throwing fatal
>>>> exceptions to ensure the drive doesn't just spin endlessly?
>>> A good idea. I'll look into it one of those says.
>> Excellent. Obviously not crashing is best but it will happen and when it
>> does it's good to leave the device as idle as possible.
> Hrm - this was talked about on irc, and Bagder (I think?) said that
> there's very little we can do in the illegal instruction handler - so I
> assumed this wasn't possible?

If it can't be helped it can't be helped. I just don't fancy another
crash leaving the device spinning for 6 hours while I sleep through it.

Received on 2005-08-23

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