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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/1] Add sysctl entry for controlling crash_kexec_post_notifiers
On 01/04/2022 17:22, Alejandro Jimenez wrote:
> I noticed that in contrast to other kernel core parameters (e.g. kernel.panic,
> kernel.panic_on_warn, kernel.panic_print) crash_kexec_post_notifiers is not
> available as a sysctl tunable. I am aware that because it is a kernel core
> parameter, there is already an entry under:
> /sys/module/kernel/parameters/crash_kexec_post_notifiers
> and that allows us to read/modify it at runtime. However, I thought it should
> also be available via sysctl, since users that want to read/set this value at
> runtime might look there first.
> I believe there is an ongoing effort to clean up kernel/sysctl.c, but it wasn't
> clear to me if this entry (and perhaps the other panic related entries too)
> should be placed on kernel/panic.c. I wanted to verify first that this change
> would be welcomed before doing additional refactoring work.
> I'd appreciate any comments or suggestions.
> Thank you,
> Alejandro

Hi Alejandro, thanks for you patch. I have a "selfish" concern though,
I'll expose it here.

I'm working a panic refactor, in order to split the panic notifiers in
more lists - good summary of this discussion at [0].
I'm in the half of the patches, hopefully next 2 weeks I have something
ready to submit (I'll be out next week).

As part of this effort, I plan to have a more fine-grained control of
this parameter, and it's going to be a sysctl, but not
"crash_kexec_post_notifiers" - this one should be kept I guess due to
retro-compatibility, but it'd be a layer on top oh the new one.
With that said, unless you have urgent needs for this patch to be
reviewed/merged , I'd like to ask you to wait the series and I can loop
you there, so you may review/comment and see if it fits your use case.




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