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Re: [PATCH v2] panic: Make panic_timeout configurable

To: Shinya Kuribayashi <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] panic: Make panic_timeout configurable
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:38:12 +0100
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On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 11:51:27PM +0900, Shinya Kuribayashi wrote:

> IIRC we had set it to 180 seconds for some historical reasons, but
> I'm afraid nobody can recall the reason why it's set so in 2013...
> Anyway I was thinking it too long and reduced to a few seconds locally
> when debugging, so there shouldn't be a problem with this change.

I think one motivation was to have boards reboot automatically avoiding
the need to walk over to the board just powercycle or reset it - let
alone reseting by emailing/phoning an admin!

But that's a development-specific motivation and it shouldn't result
in a hardcoded reboot timeout for everybody.


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