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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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