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Date:   Wed, 24 Oct 2018 12:53:12 -0400
From:   Laurence Oberman <>
Subject: [PATCH] V3 init/main.c Enable watchdog_thresh control from kernel line 

Both graphics and serial consoles are exposed to hard lockups
when handling a large amount of messaging. The kernel watchdog_thresh
parameter up to now has not been available to be set on the kernel line for
early boot.
This patch allows the setting of watchdog_thresh to be increased
when needed to avoid the hard lockups in the console code.

Signed-off-by: Laurence Oberman <>
 Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 8 ++++++++
 init/main.c                                     | 9 +++++++++
 2 files changed, 17 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
index 4cdcd1a..cd8d588 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -4932,6 +4932,14 @@
 			or other driver-specific files in the
 			Documentation/watchdog/ directory.
+	watchdog_thresh=
+			This parameter is now available as a kernel line
+			parameter. Use watchdog_thresh=30 as example
+			This will allow early boot changes of the current
+			default of 10s to be increased when needed to
+			avoid hard lockups.
+			Default: 10
 			If CONFIG_WQ_WATCHDOG is configured, workqueue can
 			warn stall conditions and dump internal state to
diff --git a/init/main.c b/init/main.c
index 1c3f902..88cbed9 100644
--- a/init/main.c
+++ b/init/main.c
@@ -1038,6 +1038,15 @@ static int __init set_debug_rodata(char *str)
 __setup("rodata=", set_debug_rodata);
+static int __init
+is_watchdog_thresh_setup(char *str)
+	get_option(&str, &watchdog_thresh);
+	return 1;
+__setup("watchdog_thresh=", is_watchdog_thresh_setup);
 static void mark_readonly(void)

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