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Date:	Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:01:55 +0200
From:	Robert Richter <rric@...nel.org>
To:	Tomasz Nowicki <tomasz.nowicki@...aro.org>
Cc:	rjw@...ysocki.net, lenb@...nel.org, tony.luck@...el.com,
	bp@...en8.de, m.chehab@...sung.com, bp@...e.de,
	linux-edac@...r.kernel.org, x86@...nel.org,
	linux-acpi@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	linaro-acpi@...ts.linaro.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 2/5] acpi, apei, ghes: Introduce
 ARCH_HAS_ACPI_APEI_NMI to make NMI error notification a GHES feature.

On 13.06.14 13:02:57, Tomasz Nowicki wrote:
> Currently APEI depends on x86 architecture. It is because of NMI hardware
> error notification of GHES which is currently supported by x86 only.
> However, many other APEI features can be still used perfectly by other
> architectures.
> 
> This commit adds ARCH_HAS_ACPI_APEI_NMI which will be used in next patches
> for NMI related code isolation in ghes.c file. Only NMI error notification
> feature depends on x86 so let it be hard selected for x86 arch.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Tomasz Nowicki <tomasz.nowicki@...aro.org>
> ---
>  arch/x86/Kconfig          |    1 +
>  drivers/acpi/apei/Kconfig |    8 +++++++-
>  2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Apart from merging the patch with later ones this change looks fine to
me

> +config ARCH_HAS_ACPI_APEI_NMI
> +	bool
> +	help
> +	  Firmware first mode can use NMI notification mechanism to report errors
> +	  to operating system. This feature is currently supported by X86
> +	  architecture only.
> +

Maybe the help description could be removed, it is not used anywhere
in a dialog. At least the reference to x86 should be removed (if the
option is used for another arch the text will be wrong and need to be
changed again).

-Robert
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