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SubjectRe: [Patch 2/6] x86: mce: Convert mce code to xpanic
"K.Prasad" <prasad@linux.vnet.ibm.com> writes:

> commit aea29c4a9324f24b5c61e7c3919a8137a53be935
> Author: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
> Date: Fri Nov 19 18:42:02 2010 +0100
>
> x86: mce: Convert mce code to xpanic
>
> - Pass in the panic timeout directly instead of
> abusing global variable.
> - Disable backtraces and kexecs on machine check panics
> because they don't do anything useful.

Nacked-by: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>

Kexec on panic does not fact do something useful, and usable
today.

The mce_panic_timeout looks like a horrible hack that should
be killed. Why do we think we know better than the sysadmin
that sets up the system.

Eric


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