Re: Allow softlockup to be runtime disabled.

From: Dave Jones
Date: Tue Jun 12 2007 - 14:04:09 EST

On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 01:49:45PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-06-11 at 23:13 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> > It's useful sometimes to disable the softlockup checker at boottime.
> > Especially if it triggers during a distro install.
> Should we not rather fix these occurrences?

We do, but we can't easily fix the kernel that ends up on
install media. It's easier to tell a user
"boot with nosoftlockup, then update your kernel after its installed"
than it is to guide them through reconstructing an ISO with
an updated kernel.


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