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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] panic: Make panic_timeout configurable
On Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:04:36 +0000 (GMT) Jason Baron <> wrote:

> The panic_timeout value can be set via the command line option 'panic=x', or via
> /proc/sys/kernel/panic, however that is not sufficient when the panic occurs
> before we are able to set up these values. Thus, add a CONFIG_PANIC_TIMEOUT
> so that we can set the desired value from the .config.
> The default panic_timeout value continues to be 0 - wait forever, except for
> powerpc and mips, which have been defaulted to 180 and 5 respectively. This
> is in keeping with the fact that these arches already set panic_timeout in
> their arch init code. However, I found three exceptions- two in mips and one in
> powerpc where the settings didn't match these default values. In those cases, I
> left the arch code so it continues to override, in case the user has not changed
> from the default. It would nice if these arches had one default value, or if we
> could determine the correct setting at compile-time.

Felipe is proposing a simpler patch ("panic: setup panic_timeout
early") which switches to early_param(). Is that sufficient for the
(undescribed!) failure which you are presumably observing?

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