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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] MCE: support cpu notification chain

>>> On 25.10.12 at 16:45, Christoph Egger <Christoph.Egger@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 10/25/12 16:18, Christoph Egger wrote:
>> On 10/25/12 16:10, Jan Beulich wrote:
>>>>>> On 25.10.12 at 15:54, Christoph Egger <Christoph.Egger@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Add support for cpu notification chain.
>>>> This is useful with nested virtualization when Xen
>>>> runs as l1 hypervisor.
>>>> This cleans up mce initialization cleanup as a side-effect.
>>> Did you notice the fix I had done to your earlier patch before
>>> committing c/s 26106:1883c1d29de9? With the change here,
>>> mce_clear_banks will get allocated twice (once in generic code
>>> and once in AMD specific code), leaking one instance.
>> Ugh... must be a merge botch.
> Updated patch attached.
> Signed-off-by: Christoph Egger <Christoph.Egger@xxxxxxx>

Subject and patch don't really fit together anymore. This is
mostly cleanup (code movement) now, and I wonder whether

>+amd_cpu_callback(struct notifier_block *nfb, unsigned long action, void *hcpu)
>+    int rc = 0;
>+    switch (action) {
>+    case CPU_DYING:
>+        clear_in_cr4(X86_CR4_MCE);
>+        break;

if needed at all, isn't rather to be put in generic code (you might
need to settle on this with the Intel folks). In any case it would
need an explanation in the commit message.


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