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    SubjectRe: [PATCH, RFC] panic-note: Annotation from user space for panics
    On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 02:50:41PM -0500, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
    > David VomLehn wrote:
    >> Allows annotation of panics to include platform information. It's no big
    >> deal to collect information, but way helpful when you are collecting
    >> failure reports from a eventual base of millions of systems deployed in
    >> other people's homes.
    ...
    > Why hook into panic() directly like this, vs. using the panic
    > notifier list? If you use that, and then put the data handling
    > magic that you need into your own kernel module that knows how
    > to interface with the reporting apps that you have, you can
    > do the whole thing without having to alter existing code, I think.

    I agree--a panic notifier list is probably a better approach.

    David VL


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