Re: [PATCH 2/3] ipmi/watchdog: Use nmi_panic() when kernel panics in NMI handler

From: Corey Minyard
Date: Mon Feb 29 2016 - 22:30:23 EST

Sure, this is a good idea.

Acked-by: Corey Minyard <cminyard@xxxxxxxxxx>

Note that nmi_panic() came in commit 1717f2096b5 (panic, x86: Fix
re-entrance problem due to panic on NMI) and then the regs field
was added in the commit you reference.

Do you want me to add this to the IPMI queue or do you have another
way to get this patch into the kernel?


On 02/29/2016 07:50 PM, Hidehiro Kawai wrote:
commit 58c5661f2144 ("panic, x86: Allow CPUs to save registers even
if looping in NMI context") introduced nmi_panic() which prevents
concurrent/recursive execution of panic(). It also saves registers
for the crash dump on x86.

ipmi_watchdog driver can call panic() from NMI handler, so replace
it with nmi_panic().

Signed-off-by: Hidehiro Kawai <hidehiro.kawai.ez@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Corey Minyard <minyard@xxxxxxx>
Cc: openipmi-developer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_watchdog.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_watchdog.c b/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_watchdog.c
index 096f0ce..4facc75 100644
--- a/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_watchdog.c
+++ b/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_watchdog.c
@@ -1140,7 +1140,7 @@ ipmi_nmi(unsigned int val, struct pt_regs *regs)
the timer. So do so. */
pretimeout_since_last_heartbeat = 1;
if (atomic_inc_and_test(&preop_panic_excl))
- panic(PFX "pre-timeout");
+ nmi_panic(regs, PFX "pre-timeout");