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what does value on /proc/sys/kernel/panic determines

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skt_skt
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what does value on /proc/sys/kernel/panic determines

Enterprise Linux Enterprise Linux Server release 5.2 (Carthage)

2.6.18-128.1.14.0.1.el5PAE #1 SMP Tue Jun 16 20:06:40 EDT 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

what is the significance of th evalue set for /proc/sys/kernel/panic
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Goran Koruga
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Re: what does value on /proc/sys/kernel/panic determines

Hello.

From sysctl/kernel.txt kernel doc file:

panic:

The value in this file represents the number of seconds the
kernel waits before rebooting on a panic. When you use the
software watchdog, the recommended setting is 60.

Regards,
Goran
T. M. Louah
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Re: what does value on /proc/sys/kernel/panic determines

Form RH support site:
panic â Defines the number of seconds the kernel postpones rebooting when the system experiences a kernel panic. By default, the value is set to 0, which disables automatic rebooting after a panic.
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