Wes McKinney commented on ARROW-2138:

I don't know what are the potential implications, but it would be nice to be 
able to catch aborts in gdb for debugging, so this seems OK to me

> [C++] Have FatalLog abort instead of exiting
> --------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ARROW-2138
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ARROW-2138
>             Project: Apache Arrow
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: C++
>            Reporter: Antoine Pitrou
>            Priority: Trivial
>             Fix For: 0.9.0
> Not sure this is desirable, since {{util/logging.h}} was taken from glog, but 
> the various debug checks current {{std::exit(1)}} on failure. This is a clean 
> exit (though with an error code) and therefore doesn't trigger the usual 
> debugging tools such as gdb or Python's faulthandler. By replacing it with 
> something like {{std::abort()}} the exit would be recognized as a process 
> crash.
> Thoughts?

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