Published April 9th, 2005

Ever Wondered how to panic a Linux Kernel? It is really easy. Here is your source code:

Quote from panic.c:

#define NO_VERSION #include <linux/version.h> #include <linux/kernel.h> #include <linux/module.h>
int init_module(void) { panic(” insert lame excuse here”); return 0; }

Then compile it with gcc -I/usr/src/linux/include -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -o panic.o -c panic.c.

Now just run insmod panic.o.

Okay, So I was a little bored tonight.

Written by Paul Querna, CTO @ ScaleFT. @pquerna