Re: [PATCH] Introduce the pkill_on_warn boot parameter

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On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 09:27:43PM +0300, Alexander Popov wrote:
> On 30.09.2021 02:31, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Wed, 29 Sep 2021 22:01:33 +0300 Alexander Popov <alex.popov@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> >> On 29.09.2021 21:58, Alexander Popov wrote:
> >> [...]
> >> If you are fine with this approach, I will prepare a patch adding the
> >> pkill_on_warn sysctl.
> > 
> > Why do we need a boot parameter?  Isn't a sysctl all we need for this
> > feature? 
> I would say we need both sysctl and boot parameter for pkill_on_warn.
> That would be consistent with panic_on_warn, ftrace_dump_on_oops and
> oops/panic_on_oops.

If you want to change it at runtime, just make a sysctl: it will
be available as a bootparam since v5.8. See commit 3db978d480e2
("kernel/sysctl: support setting sysctl parameters from kernel command

Kees Cook

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