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authorDon Zickus <dzickus@redhat.com>2006-09-26 10:52:27 +0200
committerAndi Kleen <andi@basil.nowhere.org>2006-09-26 10:52:27 +0200
commit8da5adda91df3d2fcc5300e68da491694c9af019 (patch)
treebae152dabd728ba2f7fead421276e3cc9a779141 /kernel/panic.c
parente33e89ab1a8d295de0500b697f4f31c3ceee9aa2 (diff)
[PATCH] x86: Allow users to force a panic on NMI
To quote Alan Cox: The default Linux behaviour on an NMI of either memory or unknown is to continue operation. For many environments such as scientific computing it is preferable that the box is taken out and the error dealt with than an uncorrected parity/ECC error get propogated. A small number of systems do generate NMI's for bizarre random reasons such as power management so the default is unchanged. In other respects the new proc/sys entry works like the existing panic controls already in that directory. This is separate to the edac support - EDAC allows supported chipsets to handle ECC errors well, this change allows unsupported cases to at least panic rather than cause problems further down the line. Signed-off-by: Don Zickus <dzickus@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
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diff --git a/kernel/panic.c b/kernel/panic.c
index 8010b9b17ac..d2db3e2209e 100644
--- a/kernel/panic.c
+++ b/kernel/panic.c
@@ -21,6 +21,7 @@
#include <linux/debug_locks.h>
int panic_on_oops;
+int panic_on_unrecovered_nmi;
int tainted;
static int pause_on_oops;
static int pause_on_oops_flag;