RE: [patch] Remove limit on MCA recoveries

From: Luck, Tony <tony.luck_at_intel.com>
Date: 2005-01-18 08:28:22
>Do not even think about making the array a dynamic size.  MCA events
>can occur even when interrupts are disabled, which means that in an MCA
>you have no idea if any of the kernel structures are in a safe state or
>not.  That in turn means that you cannot extend the array from MCA
>context.  Page flags that indicate bad memory are the best way to go.

Agreed.  If you want to increase the static limit up from 32 to a thousand
or so, as an interim fix until such extra page_flags are agreed upon, then
I'll be ok with that.

-Tony
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