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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] x86 mce: use new printk recursion disabling interface
On Wed, 2012-05-30 at 11:08 +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 10:07:59AM +0800, ShuoX Liu wrote:
> > Boris,
> > I checked code and found some other functions in do_machine_check() also
> > would printk something. Such as add_taint(). So i think we'd better
> > place the recursion check at the beginning and the end of
> > do_machine_check(). Also more printks later(maybe) added will benefit
> > from this. Do you agree?
> I'm not sure we want to disable printk recursion for add_taint() - it
> doesn't spit out any useful information wrt MCE so we could ignore it.
add_taint might be not a good case here. We could move the recursion check
flag setting around mce_panic.

> Btw, I forgot to ask: this printk recursion disabling, do you have a
> real usecase where you don't get the MCE info in dmesg and with your
> patch it works or is this purely hypothetical?
We hit it when running a MTBF testing on a Android atom mobile.


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