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    SubjectRe: [RFC] [PATCH 1/2] introduce crashboot kernel command line parameter
    On Fri, 23 Jun 2006 17:01:21 -0400
    Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com> wrote:

    > o Add kernel command line option "crashboot"
    >
    > o This option is an indication to the kernel that kernel is booting in an
    > unreliable environment where possibly BIOS execution has been skipped
    > and devices are left operational or in unknown state.
    >
    > o Kernel, especially device drivers can use this option to take special
    > actions like soft-resetting the device, relaxing some of the rules
    > to make sure kernel can boot/device driver can initiliaze in this
    > environment.
    >
    > o As of today this option is useful to Kdump. Kdump will pass this option
    > to second kernel to improve the reliability of successful kenrel boot/
    > device driver initializatoin.

    It worries me that this will be used to work around driver problems rather
    than fixing them properly.

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