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Date:   Sun, 12 May 2019 11:35:27 +0800
From:   Zhenzhong Duan <>
        Zhenzhong Duan <>
Subject: [PATCH v2] doc: kernel-parameters.txt: fix documentation of nmi_watchdog parameter

The default behavior of hardlockup depends on the config of

Fix the description of nmi_watchdog to make it clear.

Signed-off-by: Zhenzhong Duan <>
Reviewed-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <>
 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
+			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.

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