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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 6/6] mce-inject: use injected mce only during faked handler call
    On Fri, 2009-10-09 at 16:31 +0800, Hidetoshi Seto wrote: 
    > Huang Ying wrote:
    > > On Fri, 2009-10-09 at 15:27 +0800, Hidetoshi Seto wrote:
    > >> Huang Ying wrote:
    > >>> This is another example for you to use my idea, implement it in a
    > >>> similar way and send it out as your own.
    > >> I used "Reported-by:" for this patch, having some intent to indicate
    > >> that this patch uses an idea different from the original one, and that
    > >> this patch aims at the problem certainly reported by you.
    > >
    > > The point of the idea is to use two flags instead of one flag, not the
    > > name of the flag or they are inside/outside of struct mce.
    > Humm, I could be wrong and could misread your comment...
    > The point of my idea is to use two separated flags, "inject_flags" for
    > inject tool and "valid" for kernel, instead of one flag as you proposed,
    > "inject_flags" shared by both.
    > And I think the flag for kernel should be outside of struct mce.
    > Once I complained about the name of flag ".finished", because you were
    > trying to add "LOADED" flag. I thought that "if .finished but !LOADED, it
    > means the loading data to struct is finished but not loaded.. ???what???"

    We have full control on these flags. In my original patch, I
    set .finished = 0, before set MCJ_LOADED in .inject_flags. And I will
    not set .finished = 1, before set MCJ_LOADED in inject_flags.

    > So at first I tried to add 3rd state to ".finished", but soon I agreed
    > that it is not good idea.
    > After that I started to think about having two separated flags, and the
    > result is this [6/6] patch in -v2.
    > In short, I believe that my idea is "use two flags" and your idea is
    > "share one flag" ... right?

    No. There are many flags in .inject_flags (MCJ_EXCEPTION, MCJ_LOADED,
    etc), .finished is just another flag.

    The issue of original version is that .finished is used to indicate both
    there is some data in injectm and injectm can be consumed. What I do is
    to use two flags, .finished is used to indicate injectm can be consumed,
    MCJ_LOADED is used to indicate there is some data in injectm. You just
    change the name and the place of the two flags. In [6/6], you
    use .finished to indicate there is some data in injectm and use
    mce_fake_banks.valid to indicate injectm can be consumed.

    It is OK to discuss the name and places of the two flags, but you should
    not send out a similar patch and declare it is your idea.

    > The only thing what I want to do here is merge your "fix" into upstream.

    You should provide comment, instead of sending out a similar patch and
    declaring it is your idea.

    Best Regards,
    Huang Ying

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