Re: [RFC v3] debug: prevent entering debug mode on errors

From: Colin Cross
Date: Mon Dec 01 2014 - 14:15:23 EST

On Thu, Nov 27, 2014 at 1:49 AM, Daniel Thompson
<daniel.thompson@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 26/11/14 17:45, Colin Cross wrote:
>> The original patch was more useful as it allowed re-enabling break on
>> panic on specific devices where you were trying to debug a
>> reproducible issue. What about using a module_param similar to
>> kgdbreboot, but setting the default based on CONFIG_PANIC_TIMEOUT to
>> avoid extra configuration?
> This change was due to my review so perhaps I'd better answer this...
> panic_timeout is the value of the panic sysctl. In addition to the
> normal sysctl tooling (which I don't think is available on most android
> systems), its value can be set using panic=0 on the kernel command line
> or via /proc/sys/kernel/panic at runtime.
> CONFIG_PANIC_TIMEOUT merely sets the default value of the sysctl. I
> guess perhaps the patch description could be improved to make this clearer.
> Therefore, the only loss of function I expected versus the original is
> that it would be hard to get as far as a reproducible panic if the
> system also has a ton of reproducible oopses that we don't want to fix.
> Is such a use-case important?

OK, works for me.
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