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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Documentation/oops-tracking update
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manfreds@colorfullife.com (Manfred Spraul) writes:

> SMP kernel have a far lower chance to log an oops to the kernel log,
> because they often loose a spinlock. I think we should document that in
> the oops-tracking document:
> My patch is below, what do you think?

I think it is bad advice, because a lot of problems only happen in SMP
mode or under high load that may need two cpus. The best advice is IMHO
to put a serial console onto it and log oopses from another computer.
In case of deadlocks the NMI oopser in 2.4 should solve that problem,
for 2.2 it may be useful to give a pointer to it.

-Andi

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