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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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