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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] x86: mce init optimization and signedness fixup
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On Thursday 11 October 2007 15:51:49 Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Oct 2007, Joerg Roedel wrote:
> > MCG_CAP never reports a negative count of available error-reporting
> > banks. Therefore, make nr_mce_banks unsigned.
> > Check for MCA/MCE feature bits as early as possible.
> >
> > +
> > + if (!cpu_has(c, X86_FEATURE_MCA) || !cpu_has(c, X86_FEATURE_MCE)) {
> > + printk(KERN_INFO "CPU%i: No machine check support available\n",
> > + smp_processor_id());
> > + return;
>
> This breaks winchip MCE support.

First, what is a winchip? It sounds to be something windows specific. ;)
Second, can you explain in which way MCE support gets broken, please?

If you actually see the printk message, then machine check
support is not available on that cpu on that machine, right?


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