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authorHugh Dickins <hughd@chromium.org>2011-07-26 16:08:52 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2011-07-26 16:49:45 -0700
commit4302fbc8ec2ccae279c939f241bf8ce64e1a0bb7 (patch)
tree01b7bfa2388d7996fee86c6a4e291605d2303530 /Documentation
parent3f0fb4e85b3842a2606c647c0a66afe2073574b4 (diff)
panic: panic=-1 for immediate reboot
When a kernel BUG or oops occurs, ChromeOS intends to panic and immediately reboot, with stacktrace and other messages preserved in RAM across reboot. But the longer we delay, the more likely the user is to poweroff and lose the info. panic_timeout (seconds before rebooting) is set by panic= boot option or sysctl or /proc/sys/kernel/panic; but 0 means wait forever, so at present we have to delay at least 1 second. Let a negative number mean reboot immediately (with the small cosmetic benefit of suppressing that newline-less "Rebooting in %d seconds.." message). Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hughd@chromium.org> Signed-off-by: Mandeep Singh Baines <msb@chromium.org> Cc: Huang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com> Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com> Cc: Hugh Dickins <hughd@google.com> Cc: Olaf Hering <olaf@aepfle.de> Cc: Jesse Barnes <jbarnes@virtuousgeek.org> Cc: Dave Airlie <airlied@gmail.com> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de> Cc: Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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diff --git a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
index a70e43edcb65..4ca93898fbd3 100644
--- a/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -1846,7 +1846,9 @@ bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes can also be entirely omitted.
See Documentation/sound/oss/oss-parameters.txt
panic= [KNL] Kernel behaviour on panic: delay <timeout>
- seconds before rebooting
+ timeout > 0: seconds before rebooting
+ timeout = 0: wait forever
+ timeout < 0: reboot immediately
Format: <timeout>
parkbd.port= [HW] Parallel port number the keyboard adapter is

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