[Patch 2/6] x86: mce: Convert mce code to xpanic

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Fri May 27 14:01:29 EDT 2011

"K.Prasad" <prasad at linux.vnet.ibm.com> writes:

> commit aea29c4a9324f24b5c61e7c3919a8137a53be935
> Author: Andi Kleen <ak at 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 at xmission.com>

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

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.


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