Re: [patch 2.6.11-rc3-bk4] Correctly dereference ia64_mca_data

From: Keith Owens <>
Date: 2005-02-11 18:33:13
On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 22:57:08 -0800, 
"Luck, Tony" <> wrote:
>I've established that the scratch FP registers need to be saved, but
>nobody is doing that.
>Attached (untested) patch does that (not paticularly elegantly, but
>should be functional).

As davidm has pointed out, if the OS MCA handler saves the scratch and
preserved registers before calling C and restores the values before
returning to SAL then we have no problems.  By definition, the only
registers that matter are those in struct pt_regs.  Think of an MCA as
just another type of interrupt, with exactly the same requirements for
saving registers.

I am completely dropping the proc_state_dump data area and 90% of the
code in os_mca_dump/restore.  Instead of saving everything in sight, I
create a struct pt_regs from the current registers plus some data from
the min_state_save area.  That has three benefits - it gets rid of the
special case RSE stack frame, it gives a real pt_regs for unwinding
through the MCA handler and it guarantees that we save the required set
of registers.

Work in progress, I should have a patch by Monday.

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