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SubjectRe: softlockup interaction with slow consoles
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On Tuesday 21 February 2006 21:01, David S. Miller wrote:
> From: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
> Date: 21 Feb 2006 14:49:49 +0100
>
> > Still you could probably see problems with very slow consoles even
> > after bootup, couldn't you?
>
> Yes, others have mentioned this too, good point.
>
> Depending upon what we're really trying to achieve with the
> softlockup stuff, we can perhaps look into increasing the
> timeout or making it configurable. We could even do this
> dynamically, so when we register a serial console running
> at some low baud rate, we scale up the softlockup timeout
> or something like that.

The classic way is to just use touch_nmi_watchdog() somewhere
in the loop that does work. That touches the softwatchdog too
these days.

-Andi


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