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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] x86: re-enable MCE on secondary CPUS after suspend/resume
On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 08:06:21PM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> Andreas Herrmann <> writes:
> > Impact: fix suspend/resume bug with MCE
> >
> > After suspend/resume MCx_CTL registers of secondary CPUs are cleared.
> > (At least that's what I've observed on several systems.)
> > Linux currently only re-initializes MCE on the boot CPU - see mce_resume().
> > Thus after suspend/resume we end up with a system where MCE is active
> > on the boot CPU but switched off on all other CPUs.
> >
> > By calling mce_init() whenever a CPU comes online this problem is
> > solved.
> Can you double check that please?
> Suspend/resume are supposted to hotunplug all CPUs except the BP and
> then re-online them on resume (with "disable_nonboot_cpus()) . The
> re-online initializes MCEs in the standard CPU bootup path.

For BP we have

/* On resume clear all MCE state. Don't want to see leftovers from the BIOS.
Only one CPU is active at this time, the others get readded later using
CPU hotplug. */
static int mce_resume(struct sys_device *dev)
return 0;

For APs mcheck_init() is called on resume. But as the respective bit
for an AP is usually set in "mce_cpus" after boot (which is correct, I
think) mcheck_init does not call mce_init, see:

void __cpuinit mcheck_init(struct cpuinfo_x86 *c)
static cpumask_t mce_cpus = CPU_MASK_NONE;


if (mce_dont_init ||
cpu_test_and_set(smp_processor_id(), mce_cpus) ||
=> return;


But we need to call mce_init to clear all MCE state.
IMHO the best location to call mce_init for APs is the cpu notifier.



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