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From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
To: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz>
Cc: Luis Chamberlain <mcgrof@kernel.org>,
	Kees Cook <keescook@chromium.org>,
	Iurii Zaikin <yzaikin@google.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-api@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, Ivan Teterevkov <ivan.teterevkov@nutanix.com>,
	David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>,
	"Eric W . Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>,
	"Guilherme G . Piccoli" <gpiccoli@canonical.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC v2 2/2] kernel/sysctl: support handling command line aliases
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:44:55 +0100
Message-ID: <20200325144455.GE19542@dhcp22.suse.cz> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <52faea3b-6442-3b1b-9404-6a018d1d1c44@suse.cz>

On Wed 25-03-20 15:36:23, Vlastimil Babka wrote:
> On 3/25/20 3:29 PM, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > Both patches look really great to me. I haven't really checked all the
> > details but from a quick glance they both seem ok.
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> > I would just add a small clarification here. Unless I am mistaken
> > early_param is called earlier than it would be now. But that shouldn't
> > cause any problems because the underlying implementation is just a noop
> > for backward compatibility.
> 
> Yeah, indeed worth noting somewhere explicitly. The conversion can't be done
> blindly, one has to consider whether the delay compared to early_param can be a
> disadvantage or not. For example the nmi_watchdog parameter is probably best
> left as it is?

I wouldn't mind moving nmi_watchdog timeout initialization to later. If
there is a usecase to rely on an early initialization then the patch can
be reverted but I struggle to think of anything reasonable. If the early
init code needs a lonter timeout to prevent from false positives then
there is clearly a bug to be better fixed. And a necessary shorter timeout
sounds quite exotic to me TBH.

-- 
Michal Hocko
SUSE Labs

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Thread overview: 18+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-25 12:03 [RFC v2 1/2] kernel/sysctl: support setting sysctl parameters from kernel command line Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-25 12:03 ` [RFC v2 2/2] kernel/sysctl: support handling command line aliases Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-25 14:29   ` Michal Hocko
2020-03-25 14:36     ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-25 14:44       ` Michal Hocko [this message]
2020-03-25 22:42   ` Kees Cook
2020-03-29 15:00   ` Arvind Sankar
2020-03-25 21:21 ` [RFC v2 1/2] kernel/sysctl: support setting sysctl parameters from kernel command line Kees Cook
2020-03-26  9:30   ` Vlastimil Babka
2020-03-25 22:20 ` Eric W. Biederman
2020-03-25 22:54   ` Kees Cook
2020-03-26  6:58   ` Michal Hocko
2020-03-26  7:21     ` Kees Cook
2020-03-26 12:45     ` Eric W. Biederman
2020-03-30 22:09       ` Luis Chamberlain
2020-03-26 13:30     ` Christian Brauner
2020-03-26 13:39       ` Michal Hocko
2020-03-26 13:29   ` Vlastimil Babka

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