Re: [PATCH v8] x86: mce: kexec: switch MCE handler for kexec/kdump
From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Fri Apr 10 2015 - 03:27:13 EST
On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 04:07:26AM +0000, Naoya Horiguchi wrote:
> ... wait, changing cpu_online_mask might confuse admins who try to
> analyze the kdump, especially when the problems causing panic are CPU
> related issues?
Well, if you're offlining the CPUs before doing the dump, you're already
changing the system, aren't you? So why lie to people?
> In the similar way, changing tolerant value loses the original value,
> although this is unlikely to be a problem. But if we change it, using
> an upper bit to keep lowest 2 bit to save the original value is better?
I don't think that you need to do that - you can see from the original
kernel's dmesg whether an MCE happened - we're normally very vocal. If
the user tried to deliberately suppress that, then that's her fault
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