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