Re: what's an OOPS

bert hubert (
Sat, 8 Mar 2003 15:05:58 +0100

On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 02:47:10PM +0100, Ludootje wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been reading LKML for a few weeks now to understand Linux
> development better, and there's one thing I just can't understand:
> what's an OOPS? What does it stand for, what is it?

An oops is a lot like a segmentation fault for a userspace program. It
indicates the kernel tried to access memory that doesn't exist, for example.



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