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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] lockup_detector: Make DETECT_HUNT_TASK default depend on LOCKUP_DETECTOR

    (Linus Cc:-ed)

    * Frederic Weisbecker <> wrote:

    > On Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 09:53:03AM +0800, Li Zefan wrote:
    > > CONFIG_DETECT_SOFTLOCKUP has been removed, so switch the
    > > default value to LOCKUP_DETECTOR.
    > >
    > > Also fix the help text of BOOT_PRINTK_DELAY.
    > >
    > > Signed-off-by: Li Zefan <>
    > > ---
    > Acked-by: Frederic Weisbecker <>
    > Thanks.

    The thing is, CONFIG_DETECT_SOFTLOCKUP was default-y before, so many people
    had it enabled [and had it forced-enabled if DEBUG_KERNEL was off], even if
    they didnt really want or need it.

    So i turned off the new generic watchdog code's default intentionally - as it
    clearly does not cure cancer ;-)

    I think distros will enable it, and most testers will as well. Those who dont
    enable it and run into a lockup have an easy option to enable.

    Maybe a better change would be to make it more generally available - right now

    bool "Detect Hard and Soft Lockups"
    depends on DEBUG_KERNEL && !S390

    which means that it cannot be enabled when DEBUG_KERNEL is off.

    So i think we should:

    - Remove the s390 hack and add an ARCH_HAS_LOCKUP_DETECTOR flag
    - Remove the DEBUG_KERNEL dependency




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