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SubjectRe: sleep before boot panic
Ingo Oeser wrote:
> On Monday 07 January 2008, Andi Kleen wrote:
>> Bernd Schubert <> writes:
>>> Hi,
>>> I just switched to libata (pata) on my laptop and the immediate panic made it
>>> impossible to figure out why my boot partition wasn't available.
>>> After applying this little patch I could check boot printk output and then saw
>>> everything was properly recognized and only scsi-disk support was missing.
>> The correct fix would be to make scroll back (and sysrq) still work
>> after panic. It's a little more complicated, but possible (essentially
>> it needs a polled keyboard handler)
> Customer: "This system could not find the root fs."
> Support: "Oh, yeah, just connect a (USB-) keyboard and scroll back."
> Hmm, device detection works after panic?
> I really like the "soft" panic better, where you still can operate the
> kernel debugging features, but just have no user space supporting it.

Of course, if we'd been using kinit, "soft panic" would have been done
exclusively in userspace...


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