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authorMitsuo Hayasaka <mitsuo.hayasaka.hu@hitachi.com>2011-11-29 15:08:36 +0900
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2011-12-05 11:37:47 +0100
commit55af77969fbd7a841838220ea2287432e0da8ae5 (patch)
treef5f819e160799fb0477ec33c06aa8d022466687d /Documentation/sysctl
parent37fe6a42b3433b79a159ceb06a94cd1ef00e279d (diff)
x86: Panic on detection of stack overflow
Currently, messages are just output on the detection of stack overflow, which is not sufficient for systems that need a high reliability. This is because in general the overflow may corrupt data, and the additional corruption may occur due to reading them unless systems stop. This patch adds the sysctl parameter kernel.panic_on_stackoverflow and causes a panic when detecting the overflows of kernel, IRQ and exception stacks except user stack according to the parameter. It is disabled by default. Signed-off-by: Mitsuo Hayasaka <mitsuo.hayasaka.hu@hitachi.com> Cc: yrl.pp-manager.tt@hitachi.com Cc: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20111129060836.11076.12323.stgit@ltc219.sdl.hitachi.co.jp Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
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1 files changed, 14 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
index 1f2463671a1..6d8cd8b2c30 100644
--- a/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
+++ b/Documentation/sysctl/kernel.txt
@@ -49,6 +49,7 @@ show up in /proc/sys/kernel:
- panic
- panic_on_oops
- panic_on_unrecovered_nmi
+- panic_on_stackoverflow
- pid_max
- powersave-nap [ PPC only ]
- printk
@@ -393,6 +394,19 @@ Controls the kernel's behaviour when an oops or BUG is encountered.
+Controls the kernel's behavior when detecting the overflows of
+kernel, IRQ and exception stacks except a user stack.
+This file shows up if CONFIG_DEBUG_STACKOVERFLOW is enabled.
+0: try to continue operation.
+1: panic immediately.
PID allocation wrap value. When the kernel's next PID value