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SubjectRe: [PATCH] [0/10] Use 64bit x86 machine check code for 32bit too v2
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This patch set builds fine. I booted it and started some preliminary
testing by injecting errors through software. So far it looks good.

Max

On Mon, 2008-07-07 at 16:53 -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Applied to -tip as x86/unify-mce.
>
> Thanks!
>
> -hpa
>
>
> Andi Kleen wrote:
> > This patchkit uses the 64bit machine check code which is better in many
> > ways on 32bit x86 too. This is also the basis for some future machine
> > check work.
> >
> > The 64bit machine check code is in many ways much better than
> > the 32bit machine check code: it is more specification compliant,
> > is cleaner, only has a single code base versus one per CPU,
> > has better infrastructure for recovery, has a cleaner way to communicate
> > with user space etc. etc.
> >
> > It requires testing especially on older systems (on newer
> > ones it should be already tested well in 64bit systems).
> >
> > The patchkit contains several parts:
> > - It ports over a few needed quirks (for older Intel and older
> > AMD CPUs) to the 64bit kernel.
> > - It changes the 64bit code to be 32bit clean in its data structures
> > (mostly just unsigned long -> u64 where needed)
> > - It drops some unused functionality that cannot be easily implemented on 32bit
> > and didn't seem worth ifdefing
> >
> > Tested by doing some software level error injection on a few
> > different machines
> >
> > I request this code is merged into the appropiate tree for linux-next
> > for wider testing. It's not .27 ready, but hopefully .28, but it requires
> > wider exposure now.
> >
> > v2: Fix compilation problems noted by hpa in some configurations
> > Fix strict_strtoul() conversion
> >
> > -Andi
> >
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