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SubjectRe: [PATCH -tip 3/3] x86, mce: Add mce=nopoll option to disable timer polling
Andi Kleen wrote:
>> How to prevent banks from clearing?
>
> Firmware first typically means the firmware gets it one way or another
> using SMI and that tends to work even when the OS clears because
> SMI comes first. So stopping the clearing is probably not needed?

SMI is not only way for firmware.
IIRC, I heard there are some server doing poll from service processor on
BMC (Board Management Controller).
I could be wrong, but always there could be a special case.

Thanks,
H.Seto



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