Re: How to change a kernel panic to reboot

Andi Gutmans (
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 18:03:31 +0200 (EET)


pass panic=n to the kernel where n is the amount of seconds to reboot
after the panic. usually something between 20-60 i think


On Tue, 12 Nov 1996, Scott J. Ellentuch wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm having a problem with a 1.2.13 system in a place that I can't
> get to, and the people there aren't too bright (Not to mention there is no
> monitor or keyboard on it!).
> Recently the system appears to kernel panic and lock up. I'm
> not surewhy, but its probably a disk problem. Anyway, the system ends
> up hung and someone needs to identify it and reboot. (Strange occurance
> last night..... Locked at 11:30 and then came back by itself at 2:30 with
> alot of tcp bogon errors). Is there a patch I can make to the kernel so
> that instead of a panic it will go a complete reboot?
> I'm rebuilidng the machine on new hardware and 2.0.22 so the fix
> doesn't need to be pretty. I'm no kernel hacker though.
> Thanks, Tuc
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