Bug#467627: initramfs-tools: Boot parameter panic=0 not compatible with break= parameter.
On Tue, 26 Feb 2008, Tim Phipps wrote:
> You can't use break=??? if you use panic=0. This is because the
> maybe_break function calls the panic function to get a shell. It should
> be simple to fix by just setting panic=1 inside maybe_break() before
> calling panic().
yep this was explicitly asked so by security guys.
and it is documentated in the debian harden manual.
so if you wana break either set panic to another value or errase it by
unless some real convincing stuff comes up to this bug report,
i'll close this with documentating this behaviour in the manpage.