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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/5] mce: remove TIF_MCE_NOTIFY
On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 06:26:05PM -0400, Luck, Tony wrote:
> From: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
>
> Hidetoshi Seto has re-worked the notification code to use a
> worker thread for propagating notifications. So TIF_MCE_NOTIFY
> is unused. Previous plans to use this to somehow switch from
> "machine check context" to a more friendly environment to
> deal with immediate errors look like they will never pan out.

Err, I don't get it: patch 1/5 says:

"So keep the [TIF_MCE_NOTIFY] flag for such possible future use, until
better mechanism is introduced."

and here you remove it. AFAIR, last time we agreed on the irq_work ->
realtime recovery thread approach so why not drop this flag in patch 1/5
and forget this one.

Thanks.

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