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SubjectRe: [PATCH] - Add IOAPIC NMI support on x86_64
>  In our specific case, a loadable driver will register to process
> the NMI generated by a timer device on the IOAPIC pin. The driver
> will need to unmask/mask the NMI interrupt at init/exit time.
>
> The timer NMI interrupt will be used to synchronize cluster nodes.

We normally don't add hooks which are only useful for out of tree
modules unless there is a very good justification for it.

-Andi
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