[PATCH v2 6/8] docs: document panic fully in sysctl/kernel.rst

From: Stephen Kitt
Date: Tue Feb 18 2020 - 08:07:33 EST

The description of panic doesnât cover all the supported scenarios;
this patch fixes that, describing the three possibilities (no reboot,
immediate reboot, reboot after a delay).

Based on the implementation in kernel/panic.c.

Signed-off-by: Stephen Kitt <steve@xxxxxxx>
Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst | 12 +++++++++---
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst b/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst
index 795d8e695f50..a67c218c4066 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/sysctl/kernel.rst
@@ -558,9 +558,15 @@ The default is 65534.

-The value in this file represents the number of seconds the kernel
-waits before rebooting on a panic. When you use the software watchdog,
-the recommended setting is 60.
+The value in this file determines the behaviour of the kernel on a
+* if zero, the kernel will loop forever;
+* if negative, the kernel will reboot immediately;
+* if positive, the kernel will reboot after the corresponding number
+ of seconds.
+When you use the software watchdog, the recommended setting is 60.