Re: [PATCH] kernel: add boot param to disable stack dump on panic

From: Nir Lichtman
Date: Thu Feb 08 2024 - 03:14:49 EST

In a lot of cases when there is a kernel panic it obscures on the display the previous problem that caused it and the main
reason is that the call stack prints a lot of lines on the display - and there is no way to scroll back up.
What led me to make this patch is that I was working on running the kernel on my old computer and when I passed root=/dev/sda
to the kernel there was a panic and it could not start init, but since the call stack took almost all the space on the screen,
I couldn't see the available partitions the kernel does detects.

After this patch, I could just pass in the new boot parameter I added here and then it would not print the call stack,
and I saw the line in which the kernel prints the available partitions.

On Wed, Feb 07, 2024 at 09:10:22AM +0700, Bagas Sanjaya wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 06, 2024 at 09:39:02PM +0000, Nir Lichtman wrote:
> > From: Nir Lichtman <nir@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2024 10:19:30 +0200
> > Subject: [PATCH] kernel: add boot param to disable stack dump on panic
> >
> Can you describe why this patch is needed (or beneficial)?
> Confused...
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