[PATCH] reboot when panic_timout is set
olaf at aepfle.de
Sat Aug 26 06:14:02 EST 2006
On Fri, Aug 25, Mike Strosaker wrote:
> Olaf Hering wrote:
> >Only call into RTAS when booted with panic=0 because the RTAS call does
> >not return.
> >The system has to be rebooted via the HMC or via the management console
> >right now.
> >This is cumbersome and not what the default panic=180 is supposed to do.
> The os-term call is supposed to indicate to the platform that it should
> follow it's abnormal OS termination policy. I normally set my
> partitions to reboot immediately after an os-term call. I believe that
> "/usr/sbin/serv_config -b" (installed with powerpc-utils-papr) is used
> to set that policy from the command line.
That doesnt help me at all if the kernel crashes before it reaches
/init. And if one has to call a binary anyway to set or upgrade the
policy, this binary can also set /proc/sys/kernel/panic to 0.
Do I have to set it for each boot, or is a change permanent?
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