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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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