Re: [PATCH 19/31] x86: MCE: Default to panic timeout for machinechecks v2
From: Hidetoshi Seto
Date: Wed May 27 2009 - 00:31:32 EST
Andi Kleen wrote:
> From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Fatal machine checks can be logged to disk after boot, but only if
> the system did a warm reboot. That's unfortunately difficult with the
> default panic behaviour, which waits forever and the admin has to
> press the power button because modern systems usually miss a reset button.
> This clears the machine checks in the registers and make
> it impossible to log them.
> This patch changes the default for machine check panic to always
> reboot after 30s. Then the mce can be successfully logged after
> I believe this will improve machine check experience for any
> system running the X server.
> This is dependent on successfull boot logging of MCEs. This currently
> only works on Intel systems, on AMD there are quite a lot of systems
> around which leave junk in the machine check registers after boot,
> so it's disabled here. These systems will continue to default
> to endless waiting panic.
> v2: Only force panic timeout when it's shorter (H.Seto)
> Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I suppose the original intention is overwrite the panic_timeout 0 to 30.
> @@ -240,6 +243,8 @@ static void mce_panic(char *msg, struct mce *final, char *exp)
> printk(KERN_EMERG "Some CPUs didn't answer in synchronization\n");
> if (exp)
> printk(KERN_EMERG "Machine check: %s\n", exp);
> + if (mce_panic_timeout < panic_timeout)
> + panic_timeout = mce_panic_timeout;
> @@ -1100,6 +1105,8 @@ static void mce_cpu_quirks(struct cpuinfo_x86 *c)
> if (monarch_timeout < 0)
> monarch_timeout = 0;
> + if (mce_bootlog != 0)
> + mce_panic_timeout = 30;
> static void __cpuinit mce_ancient_init(struct cpuinfo_x86 *c)
It seems it doesn't work.
I made a incremental patch for this fix. Please consider applying.
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