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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 4/5] x86/mce: Simplify flow when handling recoverable memory errors
On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 06:20:58PM +0100, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> Sorry, I am a bit confused...
> On 11/11, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> >
> > Roughly speaking, we want to be able to mark a task with the sign of
> > death and to kill it, if needed.
> "it" is current, yes?


> So I agree with Andy, task_work_add() can work and you can also pass
> paddr/restartable to the handler.

Yes, and it is much simpler than changing the entry.S glue to switch to
the kernel stack for our purposes.

> But,
> > The important part is *before* it
> > gets to run again.
> But it is already running? Perhaps you meant "before it returns to
> user-mode" ?

Right, it runs, while it does so, it triggers an MCE because it touches
some corrupted memory, we jump to the #MC handler and before we return
to user space, we kill that process.


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