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    SubjectRe: Allow softlockup to be runtime disabled.
    On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 01:49:45PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
    > On Mon, 2007-06-11 at 23:13 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
    > > It's useful sometimes to disable the softlockup checker at boottime.
    > > Especially if it triggers during a distro install.
    > Should we not rather fix these occurrences?

    We do, but we can't easily fix the kernel that ends up on
    install media. It's easier to tell a user
    "boot with nosoftlockup, then update your kernel after its installed"
    than it is to guide them through reconstructing an ISO with
    an updated kernel.


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