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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] i386: mce cleanup part1: functional change
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On Tue, Oct 09, 2007 at 06:06:05PM +0200, Joerg Roedel wrote:
> > cpu_has() returns int,
> > but would it be better to have something like
> >
> > if (!mce_disabled &&
> > !(c->x86_capability & (X86_FEATURE_MCA | X86_FEATURE_MCE)) {
> > printk(KERN_INFO "CPU%i: No machine check support available\n",
> > smp_processor_id());
>
> This looks complicated and is harder to read. Its exactly the purpose of the
> cpu_has() macro to avoid such constructs.

It is done via test_bit(), which is designed for IO access with all that
`const volatile' stuff, 2 x unnecessary, can't be optimized here (IMHO).
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