For bug 952661 (install failure detection) we will be re-using the panic="ignore" attribute on <watchdog/> as a means of opting out of the log scanning. However it would be better if there were a separate, better named attributed specifically for controlling the install failure detection. For example:
<watchdog panic="ignore" install_failure="ignore"/>
To clarify the spec for this, the behaviour if "install_failure" was not provided explicitly would still be driven by the requested behaviour for panic detection (to match the initial behaviour in Beaker 0.15.3).
The new option would just allow additional configurations like:
- ignoring install failures without ignoring panics
- ignoring panics without ignoring install failures
I would like to modify this proposal for sake of backwards compatibility and less complication.
# panic="ignore" > ignore all panic messages - Current approach
# panic="ignore_others" > ignore all but install failures
# panic="ignore_install" > ignore panic message during installation