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

From: Horms <>
Date: 2007-03-20 15:29:17
On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 01:53:51PM +1100, Keith Owens wrote:
> 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.

Thanks for the clarification.

In that case.

Acked-by: Simon Horman <>


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