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SubjectRe: [patch] halt_on_oops command line option
Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 11:22:55PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> >
> > How's this look?
> > Attempt to fix the problem wherein people's oops reports scroll off the screen
> > due to repeated oopsing or to oopses on other CPUs.
> >
> > If this happens the user can reboot with the `halt_on_oops' option. It will
> > allow the first oopsing CPU to print an oops record just a single time. Second
> > oopsing attempts, or oopses on other CPUs will cause those CPUs to enter a
> > tight loop.
>
> seems a bit aggressive for UP. Now if my sound driver oopses, I don't
> just lose sound, I lock up. (That's why I made it a pause, not a halt
> in my earlier patch).
>

Well I'm assuming people would only enable the option if they are
experiencing persistently-scrolling-off oopses.

We could make the boot option be number-of-seconds-to-pause I guess. Do
you think it's really worth it?
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