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    SubjectRe: Disambiguation for panic_timeout's sysctl
     On Mon, Nov 01, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

    > On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 01:02:27PM +0100, Olaf Hering wrote:
    > > On Sun, Oct 31, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
    > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > The /proc/sys/kernel/panic file looked to me like it was something like
    > > > /proc/sysrq-trigger -- until I looked into the kernel sources which reveal that
    > > > it sets the variable "panic_timeout" in kernel/sched.c.
    > >
    > > This will probably break applications that expect the filename 'panic'.
    >
    > And why should applications care for the panic timeout? Especially only
    > a few days after it's been added to the kernel?

    /proc/sys/kernel/panic exists since at least 2.6.5.
    Its used to override the silly default '0' on i386, but one should be
    able to boot with panic=$bignum

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