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

From: Luck, Tony <tony.luck_at_intel.com>
Date: 2005-02-12 01:45:09
>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.

I should have added that my ugly fp-saving band-aid patch was
just intended for temporary use (small enough to take in this
late stage of 2.6.11-rcN development).  Treating MCA as just
another interrupt sounds to be *much* cleaner.  I look forward
to seeing the patch.

-Tony
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