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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 2/6] x86, nmi: create new NMI handler routines
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On Fri, 2011-08-19 at 16:37 -0400, Don Zickus wrote:
> +int register_nmi_handler(unsigned int type, nmi_handler_t handler,
> + unsigned long nmiflags, const char *devname)
> +{
> + struct nmiaction *action;
> + int retval;
> +
> + if (!handler)
> + return -EINVAL;
> +
> + action = kzalloc(sizeof(struct nmiaction), GFP_KERNEL);
> + if (!action)
> + return -ENOMEM;
> +
> + action->handler = handler;
> + action->flags = nmiflags;
> + action->name = devname;

So you assume the string passed as devname remains stable..


> +
> + retval = __setup_nmi(type, action);
> +
> + if (retval)
> + kfree(action);
> +
> + return retval;
> +}
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL(register_nmi_handler);

Also, I'd use _GPL, the current register_die_notifier() is also.
Preferably I'd not export NMI stuff at all.


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