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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/5] mce-inject: make injected mce valid only during faked handler call
    On Mon, 2009-09-28 at 14:52 +0800, Hidetoshi Seto wrote: 
    > In the current implementation, injected MCE is valid from the point
    > the MCE is injected to the point the MCE is processed by the faked
    > handler call.
    > 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.
    > 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.

    Anyway, I don't think it is a good idea to use a magic number like "2"
    here. A meaningful name is better.

    And I think my original method is clearer. Because injection related
    flags go inject_flags, not be mixed with normal path flag "finished".

    Best Regards,
    Huang Ying

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