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Autoboot after Kernel Panic

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Automatically Reboot after a Kernel Panic

Set the "/proc" var (via /etc/sysctl.conf) kernel.panic to the amount of seconds you like the panic screen stays on. After that amount of time the server will boot.

Note that this is probably a bad idea, since if a computer panics there is probably a reason for it and you'd like to study and correct that reason; masking it with an auto-reboot will probably act as a disincentive to correct the problem.

(Method seen on the CentOS mailing list; commentary mine.)

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