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SubjectRe: [tip:perf/core] x86, NMI: Rewrite NMI handler
On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 07:29:17PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-10-16 at 16:36 +0000, tip-bot for Huang Ying wrote:
> > Commit-ID: e21f3e4957f4a55f546873605a5caa59556bb144
> > Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/e21f3e4957f4a55f546873605a5caa59556bb144
> > Author: Huang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com>
> > AuthorDate: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 22:22:16 -0400
> > Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
> > CommitDate: Sat, 16 Oct 2010 15:01:27 +0200
> >
> > x86, NMI: Rewrite NMI handler
> >
> > The original NMI handler is quite outdated in many aspects. This
> > patch tries to fix it.
> >
> > The order to process the NMI sources are changed as follow:
> >
> > notify_die(DIE_NMI_IPI);
> > notify_die(DIE_NMI);
> > /* process io port 0x61 */
> > nmi_watchdog_touch();
> > unknown_nmi();
>
> NACK!
>
> I object to the DIE_NMI_IPI existance..

Hmm, well to his defense, he isn't adding DIE_NMI_IPI. That code is
already there. He is just re-arranging it, making it look painfully
obvious the die_chain probably isn't as efficient as it should be.

I think a bunch of us agree that we need to revamp the NMI notifier to
make it less wasteful. I was hoping we could do that in a separate patch
that would be layered on top of Huangs.

Would you object to at least consider having this patch series in a
work-in-progress git branch that we can build on top of, with the final
outcome containing an nmi notifier that meets your expectations?

Cheers,
Don



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