[PATCH 0/3] add new notifier function ,take4

Vivek Goyal vgoyal at redhat.com
Wed Apr 23 08:32:33 EDT 2008

On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 08:11:19PM +0900, Takenori Nagano wrote:
> Hi,
> changelog take3 -> take4
> - Rebased 2.6.25-mm1
> - Add a document
> - Add kdump on panic_notifier
> 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 control files.
> And, third patch moves crash_kexec() to panic_notifier. It helps us to do
> something before taking a crash dump. It's useful for some RAS tools developer.

Hi Takenori,

What's the "something" which you want to do after panic and before kdump.
Can you please give a concrete example. We have talked about this quite
a few times but nothing concrete has come out so far, except a generic
statement that it helps "RAS tool developers".

The only thing we could think of was debuggers (kdb and kgdb) and one easy
solution is that debuggers/users can put a break point at panic() instead
of introducing this infrastructure.


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