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Date:   Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:32:28 +0100
From:   Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>
To:     "Ghannam, Yazen" <Yazen.Ghannam@....com>
Cc:     "linux-edac@...r.kernel.org" <linux-edac@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "tony.luck@...el.com" <tony.luck@...el.com>,
        "x86@...nel.org" <x86@...nel.org>,
        "rafal@...ecki.pl" <rafal@...ecki.pl>,
        "clemej@...il.com" <clemej@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] x86/MCE/AMD: Don't report L1 BTB MCA errors on
 some Family 17h models

On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 07:24:01PM +0000, Ghannam, Yazen wrote:
> Generally, the model groups share the same hardware design and so the
> same quirks. So I'm thinking that it'd be more efficient to have a
> filter function that targets a specific group of models rather than
> one that checks all known quirks on all models.

Or simply start with a amd_filter_mce() function and when it grows big
and unwieldy, only *then* start thinking about splitting it into models
and families. For now, you're fine with a single AMD-specific function.

> Most of the quirks are dealt with at init time, but this needs be to
> done during run time for each MCE that is logged. So I didn't want to
> add unnecessary checks to the MCE handlers. We have quirk_no_way_out()
> that does something similar.

I don't think a couple of instructions checking vendor and family would
be at all noticeable so let's start simple.

-- 
Regards/Gruss,
    Boris.

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