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SubjectRe: [Fastboot] [RFC][PATCH] Add missing notifier before crashing
Akiyama, Nobuyuki wrote:

>
>I don't think all people will use kdump(but I recommend my customer
>to use kdump ;-).
>The aim of panic notifier and crash notifier is a little different,
>so I thought these notifier lists should be separated.
>The panic notifier was not expected of kdump after notifier return!
>I think the better way is to modify panic notifiers to fit with
>kdump and to move into crash notifier gradually if necessary.
>
>
>
Since I'm one of the people who very much would like best of both worlds,
I do belive Vivek Goyal's concern about the reliability of kdump must be
adressed properly.

I do belive the crash notifier should at least be a list of its own.
Attaching element to the list proves your are kdump aware - in theory

However:

Conceptually I do not like the princip of implementing crash notifier
as a list simply because for all (our) practical usage there will only
be one element attached to the list anyway.

And as I belive crash notifiers only will be used by a very limited
number of users, I suggested in another mail that a simple

if (function pointer)
call functon

approach to be used for this special case to keep things very simple.


./Preben





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