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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/5] x86, mce: rename finished to valid in struct mce
Andi Kleen wrote:
> struct mce is exported to user space. I don't think it's a good idea
> to rename fields in exported structures like this. That just causes confusion.

I don't know any other real user of this struct than the mcelog and the
mce test suite. In other words, I expected that you (Huang and Andi) are
only users who may be confused by this kind of change.

I believe this exported struct is not well defined.
At least I could not figure out why we need to pass the value of .finished
from/to user space.

However, this change is not urgent thing. I'll put aside this for now.


Thanks,
H.Seto



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