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Subject[PATCH] Let modules register for panics, kernel 2.4.6-pre3
The patch below permits a loadable module / driver to add itself to
the panic_notifier_list. Previously only code compiled directly into
the kernel was able to register for panic notification.

Thanks,

Pat

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Patrick O'Rourke
orourke@missioncriticallinux.com

diff -u --new-file --recursive linux-2.4.6-pre3-orig/include/linux/kernel.h linux-2.4.6-pre3/include/linux/kernel.h
--- linux-2.4.6-pre3-orig/include/linux/kernel.h Thu Jun 14 11:38:25 2001
+++ linux-2.4.6-pre3/include/linux/kernel.h Thu Jun 14 11:50:21 2001
@@ -48,6 +48,8 @@
struct semaphore;

extern struct notifier_block *panic_notifier_list;
+extern int register_panic_notifier(struct notifier_block *);
+extern int unregister_panic_notifier(struct notifier_block *);
NORET_TYPE void panic(const char * fmt, ...)
__attribute__ ((NORET_AND format (printf, 1, 2)));
NORET_TYPE void do_exit(long error_code)
diff -u --new-file --recursive linux-2.4.6-pre3-orig/kernel/ksyms.c linux-2.4.6-pre3/kernel/ksyms.c
--- linux-2.4.6-pre3-orig/kernel/ksyms.c Thu Jun 14 11:38:26 2001
+++ linux-2.4.6-pre3/kernel/ksyms.c Thu Jun 14 11:41:18 2001
@@ -468,6 +468,8 @@
EXPORT_SYMBOL(cap_bset);
EXPORT_SYMBOL(daemonize);
EXPORT_SYMBOL(csum_partial); /* for networking and md */
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(register_panic_notifier);
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(unregister_panic_notifier);

/* Program loader interfaces */
EXPORT_SYMBOL(setup_arg_pages);
diff -u --new-file --recursive linux-2.4.6-pre3-orig/kernel/panic.c linux-2.4.6-pre3/kernel/panic.c
--- linux-2.4.6-pre3-orig/kernel/panic.c Mon Oct 16 15:58:51 2000
+++ linux-2.4.6-pre3/kernel/panic.c Thu Jun 14 13:05:00 2001
@@ -101,3 +101,33 @@
CHECK_EMERGENCY_SYNC
}
}
+
+/**
+ * register_panic_notifier - Register a function to be called on panic
+ * @nb: Info about notifier function to be called
+ *
+ * Registers a function with the list of functions to be called at
+ * the time of a system panic.
+ *
+ * Currently always returns zero, as notifier_chain_register
+ * always returns zero.
+ */
+
+int register_panic_notifier(struct notifier_block *nb)
+{
+ return notifier_chain_register(&panic_notifier_list, nb);
+}
+
+/**
+ * unregister_panic_notifier - Unregister a panic notifier
+ * @nb: Hook to be unregistered
+ *
+ * Unregisters a previously registered panic notifier function.
+ *
+ * Returns zero on success, or %-ENOENT on failure.
+ */
+
+int unregister_panic_notifier(struct notifier_block *nb)
+{
+ return notifier_chain_unregister(&panic_notifier_list, nb);
+}
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