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