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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/5] mce-inject: make injected mce valid only during faked handler call
Hidetoshi Seto wrote:

> This has an undesired side-effect: it is possible for it to be
> consumed by real machine_check_poll. This may confuse a real system
> error and may confuse the mce test suite.

You can just disable the poll handler in the test suite. That's
what we did.

> To fix this, this patch changes mce_rdmsrl/wemsrl() to refer injected
> data only when injectm.valid states 3rd state "2", which indicates that
> the injected MCE entry is valid and ready for the handler.
>
> The injectm.valid becomes "2" only during faked MCE handler call
> and protected by IRQ disabling. This make it impossible for real
> machine_check_poll to consume it.

Using magic numbers for this seems very hackish.

-Andi


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