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Subject[PATCH v2 10/11] watchdog/hpwdt: remove allow_kdump module parameter.
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The intent of this parameter is unclear and it sets up a
race between the reset of the system by ASR and crashdump.

The length of time between receipt of the pretimeout NMI
and the ASR reset of the system is fixed by hardware.

Turning the parameter off doesn't necessairly prevent a crash dump.
Also, having the ASR reset occur while the system is crash dumping
doesn't imply that the dump was hung given the short duration
between the NMI and the reset.

This parameter is not a substitute for having a architected watchdog
crashdump hang detection paridigm.

Signed-off-by: Jerry Hoemann <jerry.hoemann@hpe.com>
---
drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c | 7 +------
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c b/drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c
index e9e54fe20804..bb0dcc8709b8 100644
--- a/drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c
+++ b/drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c
@@ -33,7 +33,6 @@
static unsigned int soft_margin = DEFAULT_MARGIN; /* in seconds */
static bool nowayout = WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT;
#ifdef CONFIG_HPWDT_NMI_DECODING
-static unsigned int allow_kdump = 1;
static bool pretimeout = 1;
#else
static bool pretimeout;
@@ -149,8 +148,7 @@ static int hpwdt_pretimeout(unsigned int ulReason, struct pt_regs *regs)
if (iLO5 && (ulReason == NMI_UNKNOWN) && !mynmi)
return NMI_DONE;

- if (allow_kdump)
- hpwdt_stop(&hpwdt_dev);
+ hpwdt_stop(&hpwdt_dev);

panic_msg[0] = hexdigit((mynmi>>4)&0xf);
panic_msg[1] = hexdigit(mynmi&0xf);
@@ -351,9 +349,6 @@ MODULE_PARM_DESC(nowayout, "Watchdog cannot be stopped once started (default="
__MODULE_STRING(WATCHDOG_NOWAYOUT) ")");

#ifdef CONFIG_HPWDT_NMI_DECODING /* { */
-module_param(allow_kdump, int, 0444);
-MODULE_PARM_DESC(allow_kdump, "Start a kernel dump after NMI occurs");
-
module_param(pretimeout, bool, 0444);
MODULE_PARM_DESC(pretimeout, "Watchdog pretimeout enabled");
#endif /* } */
--
2.13.6
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