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SubjectRe: [V2 PATCH 0/6] x86, NMI: give NMI handler a face-lift
On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 12:01:59AM +0300, Cyrill Gorcunov wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 03:52:03PM -0500, Don Zickus wrote:
> ...
> > >
> > > ok, Don, but you mentioned there are false alarms on real P4 machine, right?
> >
> > Yeah, there are two problems. One is using kgdb tests on kvm guests. The
> > other is using kgdb tests on a bare metal p4 machine.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Don
> >
>
> ok, thanks, Jason just confirmed it too. I thing if we run with kgdb armed
> it (kgdb) should obtain nmi handler first and perf only after.
>
> actually I'm not sure why p4 hangs here while core passes the test, most

because p4 reads the wrong high register which comes back zero. This will
always set overflow=1, thus swallowing all NMI if something like the nmi
watchdog has perf active.

Cheers,
Don


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