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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 1/6] printk: Collapse shutdown types into a single dump reason
On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 2:44 PM Kees Cook <> wrote:
> To turn the KMSG_DUMP_* reasons into a more ordered list, collapse
> the redundant KMSG_DUMP_(RESTART|HALT|POWEROFF) reasons into
> KMSG_DUMP_SHUTDOWN. The current users already don't meaningfully
> distinguish between them, so there's no need to, as discussed here:
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <>

Maybe it makes sense to mention in the commit log that for all three
merged cases there is a pr_emerg() message logged right before the
kmsg_dump(), thus the reason is distinguishable from the dmesg log

Reviewed-by: Pavel Tatashin <>

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