Re: [PATCH] fix an IA64 MCA kdump bug in kdump_init_notifier

From: Keith Owens <>
Date: 2007-03-20 13:53:51
Horms (on Tue, 20 Mar 2007 11:34:28 +0900) wrote:
>On Mon, Mar 19, 2007 at 07:12:44PM -0700, Jay Lan wrote:
>> Since DIE_INIT_SLAVE_ENTER is a non-zero value, thus "nd->sos->rv_rc
>> ==1" is always evaluated. The kdump kernel aborted because nd->sos
>> is NULL in (at least some) MCA cases.
>I think that your fix below does correct a problem,
>in that "|| DIE_INIT_SLAVE_ENTER" appears to be quite bogus.
>But if you are worried about nd->sos being NULL, is it worth checking
>for that explicitly. Or will it always be non-NULL with the code below?

nd->sos is only (and always) defined for the MCA/INIT SAL to OS
handlers.  nd->sos is NULL for events such as MCA rendezvous interrupt,
since that event runs on the normal kernel stack.

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