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Date:   Sun, 12 May 2019 11:35:27 +0800
From:   Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan@...cle.com>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     paulmck@...ux.ibm.com, josh@...htriplett.org, rostedt@...dmis.org,
        mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com, jiangshanlai@...il.com,
        joel@...lfernandes.org, corbet@....net, tglx@...utronix.de,
        mingo@...nel.org, gregkh@...uxfoundation.org,
        keescook@...omium.org, srinivas.eeda@...cle.com,
        Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan@...cle.com>
Subject: [PATCH v2] doc: kernel-parameters.txt: fix documentation of nmi_watchdog parameter

The default behavior of hardlockup depends on the config of
CONFIG_BOOTPARAM_HARDLOCKUP_PANIC.

Fix the description of nmi_watchdog to make it clear.

Signed-off-by: Zhenzhong Duan <zhenzhong.duan@...cle.com>
Reviewed-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel@...lfernandes.org>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>
---
 v2: fix description using words suggested by Steven Rostedt

 Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
index 08df588..b9d4358 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -2805,8 +2805,9 @@
 			0 - turn hardlockup detector in nmi_watchdog off
 			1 - turn hardlockup detector in nmi_watchdog on
 			When panic is specified, panic when an NMI watchdog
-			timeout occurs (or 'nopanic' to override the opposite
-			default). To disable both hard and soft lockup detectors,
+			timeout occurs (or 'nopanic' to not panic on an NMI
+			watchdog, if CONFIG_BOOTPARAM_HARDLOCKUP_PANIC is set)
+			To disable both hard and soft lockup detectors,
 			please see 'nowatchdog'.
 			This is useful when you use a panic=... timeout and
 			need the box quickly up again.
-- 
1.8.3.1

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