setting kernel panic to reboot

Patrick Main (
Fri, 19 Jul 1996 04:39:49 -0500 (CDT)

for Linux 2.0 i ssee that linux/kernel/panic.c seems to have
the reboot on kernel panic patch developed for 1.3.57 already
in place. However this is not exactly like the original patch.
Does the kernel now reboot on panic or musst something be set
somewhere. It lookss like the reboot code occurs if the
interger "panic?" is non zero. Just wanting to know if there
is another spot to set to enable a reboot on panic. ??