[PATCH 0/2] add new notifier function

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Fri Oct 5 09:01:17 EDT 2007

Takenori Nagano <t-nagano at ah.jp.nec.com> writes:

> Hi,
> These patches add new notifier function and implement it to panic_notifier_list.
> We used the hardcoded notifier chain so far, but it was not flexible. New
> notifier is very flexible, because user can change a list of order by debugfs.

How is the lack of flexibility a problem?
Specifics please.

My impression is that the purpose of this patchset is to build
infrastructure to sort out a conflict between kdb and the kexec code,
which it does not do, and it can not do if it does not own up to
it's real purpose.

If I am correct in understanding the purpose of this patchset it does
not even address the problem it is aimed at solving.


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