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"pkill_on_warn" Proposed For Killing Linux Processes That Cause A Kernel Warning


Security researcher and Linux kernel contributor Alexander Popov has proposed a new kernel option called "pkill_on_warn" that would kill all threads in a process if that process provoked a kernel warning. This wouldn't change the default kernel behavior but if/when the patch is merged, booting the kernel with pkill_on_warn=1 would enable this new behavior to kill processes causing kernel warnings.