[PATCH v2] kernel/panic/kexec: fix "crash_kexec_post_notifiers" option issue in oops path

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Tue Mar 24 03:27:10 PDT 2015

Ingo Molnar <mingo at kernel.org> writes:

> * Masami Hiramatsu <masami.hiramatsu.pt at hitachi.com> wrote:
>> > 
>> >   f06e5153f4ae ("kernel/panic.c: add "crash_kexec_post_notifiers" option for kdump after panic_notifers")
>> > 
>> > Was that crash_kexec() was called unconditionally after notifiers were 
>> > called, which should be fixed via the simple patch below (untested). 
>> > Looks much simpler than your fix.
>> No, Daisuke's patch is not for that case. [...]
> Yet the actual bug is in that commit, 'crash_kexec_post_notifiers' was 
> clearly not a no-op in the default case, against expectations.
> So the first step should be to restore the original behavior (my 
> patch), then should any new tweaks be added.

Honestly I think the proper fix is to simply revert f06e5153f4ae.

It was clearly not properly tested by the people who wanted it because
they came back quite a while later with additional bleh.

I think this pretty much counts as hitting the code doesn't work let's
remove it threshold.


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