Re: OOPS handling proposal

Samium Gromoff (
Thu, 13 Sep 2001 13:45:09 +0000 (UTC)

" Andreas Dilger wrote:"
> On Sep 13, 2001 06:11 +0000, Samium Gromoff wrote:
> > Hello folks!
> > People most likely needs first oops most of the time, so
> > it would be great to make a kernel boot option to stop after
> > first oops, so in the situations when its neede life can be made easy.
> > Actually afaics this is being done each time by hand, so
> > panic() in BUG() as Rik proposed would be nice.
> > What do you folks think?
> Absolutely NOT. If you panic() in BUG() then you DO have to copy the oops
> by hand each time, whereas the normal situation is that you can keep
> running after an oops - to decode it, see what the symptoms are, check
> memory, etc.
Hmm... I propose to make it a boot option.
Else sometimes you wont be able to retrieve info at all, as like
in the situation i have right now: oops in kupdated which i even
cant post and it remains there all 2.4.8 and 2.4.9.

Cheers, Sam

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