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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
To: Corey Minyard <minyard@acm.org>
Cc: Paul Mackerras <paulus@samba.org>,
	Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [patch 4/4] ipmi: add new IPMI nmi watchdog handling
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 14:21:24 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070215142124.4a6733fc.akpm@linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <45D480FB.4030503@acm.org>

On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 09:49:15 -0600
Corey Minyard <minyard@acm.org> wrote:

> So I see the following options besides what's already there:
> 
> 1) add asm/kdebug.h and DIE_NMI_POST to everything that might have an 
> IPMI implementation.
> 2) use CONFIG_X86 to tell if NMI will work, since that's the only thing 
> it will work on at the present.
> 
> I don't have any way to know how different systems have implemented that 
> feature, so I can't actually implement it for the various architectures 
> (plus I don't have any of those boards).  So maybe #2 is the best?

I tend to think that #1 is the best option - it keeps things consistent
and it gives arch/board maintainers a framework in which to add the
support code at their leisure.   But it's something which would be best
worked through with the affected arch maintainers, please.

Which architectures are we talking about here?  ia64 and ppc?

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-15 22:21 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-14 20:12 Corey Minyard
2007-02-15  3:57 ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-15  4:05   ` Paul Mackerras
2007-02-15  4:16     ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-15 15:49       ` Corey Minyard
2007-02-15 22:21         ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2007-02-16  0:26           ` Corey Minyard
2007-02-19 20:14           ` Corey Minyard

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