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    Subject[V3][PATCH 0/6] x86, nmi: new NMI handling routines
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    I had the pleasure of hosting Robert Richter this week at Red Hat.  One of
    the issues he wanted to talk with me about was having the NMI handling
    routines execute all the NMI handlers for each NMI mainly for his AMD IBS
    work. But he also brought up another good point that because of the way NMIs
    work, it is possible to lose them if multiple NMIs happen at the same time.

    As a result, we sat around and discussed how we could go about executing
    all the nmi handlers for each NMI to ensure that we would not lose any events.

    We decided the best way to do this would be to have the NMI handlers break
    away from the notifier routines and create our own. This would allow us to
    execute all the handlers without hacking up the notifier stuff and easily
    track the number of events processed at a higher level to deal with the new
    problemm of extra NMIs.

    I spent some time hacking and came up with this patch. I tested it on my
    core2quad machine trying to enable all the NMI handler I could, mainly
    perf and kgdb (and oprofile too when perf was disabled). Everything seems
    to work correctly. If people are ok with this approach, I'll try and test
    this on more machines.

    More details about the patch are in the individual changelogs.

    Don Zickus (6):
    x86, nmi: split out nmi from traps.c
    x86, nmi: create new NMI handler routines
    x86, nmi: wire up NMI handlers to new routines
    x86, nmi: add in logic to handle multiple events and unknown NMIs
    x86, nmi: track NMI usage stats
    x86, nmi: print out NMI stats in /proc/interrupts

    arch/x86/include/asm/nmi.h | 39 ++--
    arch/x86/include/asm/reboot.h | 2 +-
    arch/x86/kernel/Makefile | 2 +-
    arch/x86/kernel/apic/hw_nmi.c | 27 +--
    arch/x86/kernel/apic/x2apic_uv_x.c | 20 +--
    arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mcheck/mce-inject.c | 20 +-
    arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mcheck/mce.c | 3 -
    arch/x86/kernel/cpu/perf_event.c | 60 +----
    arch/x86/kernel/crash.c | 5 +-
    arch/x86/kernel/irq.c | 2 +
    arch/x86/kernel/kgdb.c | 60 ++++-
    arch/x86/kernel/nmi.c | 422 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    arch/x86/kernel/reboot.c | 23 +--
    arch/x86/kernel/traps.c | 155 -----------
    arch/x86/oprofile/nmi_int.c | 40 +--
    arch/x86/oprofile/nmi_timer_int.c | 28 +--
    drivers/acpi/apei/ghes.c | 22 +-
    drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_watchdog.c | 32 +--
    drivers/watchdog/hpwdt.c | 23 +--
    19 files changed, 562 insertions(+), 423 deletions(-)
    create mode 100644 arch/x86/kernel/nmi.c

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    1.7.6



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