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    SubjectRe: Perhaps a side effect regarding NMI returns
    On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 12:12:44PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > The problem is that NMI's are blocked!
    >
    > We're potentially switching to another process, there is no guarantee
    > there will be an "iret" *anywhere* in any patch for a long time. So
    > any subsequent NMI's will not be able to come in.

    True. That's a bug that needs to be fixed.

    As a simple fix your proposal of forcing IRET sounds good.

    -Andi


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