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SubjectRe: [RESEND][PATCH -tip 3/3] x86, mce: Add new option mce=no_cmci and mce=ignore_ce
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Hidetoshi Seto <seto.hidetoshi@jp.fujitsu.com> writes:

> This patch introduces a couple of boot option for x86_64 mce.
>
> The "mce=no_cmci" boot option disables cmci feature.
> Since cmci is a new feature so having boot controls to disable
> it will be a help if the hardware is misbehaving.

Acked-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>

Although I expect on Nehalem you'll get more problems without CMCI
than with due to the shared banks. Perhaps the documentation
should make that clearer.

>
> The "mce=ignore_ce" boot option disables features for corrected
> errors, i.e. polling timer and cmci. Usually this disablement
> is not recommended, however it will be a help if there are some
> conflict with the BIOS or hardware monitoring applications etc.

Same problem as with the earlier patch. You need a point
somewhere where the event is cleared, otherwise all hell
breaks loose.

> static int mce_dont_init;
> +int cmci_disabled;
> +int ignore_ce;

For global variables you should use a mce_ prefix to not pollute
global name space.

> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mcheck/mce_intel_64.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mcheck/mce_intel_64.c
> index d6b72df..64c0dd9 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mcheck/mce_intel_64.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mcheck/mce_intel_64.c
> @@ -109,6 +109,9 @@ static int cmci_supported(int *banks)
> {
> u64 cap;
>
> + if (cmci_disabled | ignore_ce)

I presume you meant || here
-Amndi

--
ak@linux.intel.com -- Speaking for myself only.


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