[PATCH] panic.c: export panic_on_oops

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at infradead.org
Mon Oct 12 08:15:48 EDT 2009

On Mon, 2009-10-12 at 14:09 +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> Also, would it be possible to just simplify the thing and not do any 
> buffering at all? Extra buffering complexity in a console driver is only 
> asking for trouble. Or is flash storage write cycles optimization that 
> important in this case?

That and the fact that on NAND flash you have to write full pages at a
time -- that's 512 bytes, 2KiB or 4KiB depending on the type of chip. So
we really do want to buffer it where we can.

We don't want to write a 2KiB page for every line of printk output.

David Woodhouse                            Open Source Technology Centre
David.Woodhouse at intel.com                              Intel Corporation

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