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Date:   Thu, 16 May 2019 08:52:02 -0700
From:   "Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@...el.com>
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>,
        "bp@...e.de" <bp@...e.de>, "x86@...nel.org" <x86@...nel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 5/6] x86/MCE: Save MCA control bits that get set in
 hardware

On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 08:32:20PM +0000, Ghannam, Yazen wrote:
> diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mce/core.c b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mce/core.c
> index 986de830f26e..551366c155ef 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mce/core.c
> +++ b/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/mce/core.c
> @@ -1567,10 +1567,13 @@ static void __mcheck_cpu_init_clear_banks(void)
>  	for (i = 0; i < this_cpu_read(mce_num_banks); i++) {
>  		struct mce_bank *b = &mce_banks[i];
>  
> -		if (!b->init)
> -			continue;
> -		wrmsrl(msr_ops.ctl(i), b->ctl);
> -		wrmsrl(msr_ops.status(i), 0);
> +		if (b->init) {
> +			wrmsrl(msr_ops.ctl(i), b->ctl);
> +			wrmsrl(msr_ops.status(i), 0);
> +		}
> +
> +		/* Save bits set in hardware. */
> +		rdmsrl(msr_ops.ctl(i), b->ctl);
>  	}
>  }

This looks like it will be a problem for Intel CPUs. If
we take a CPU offline, and then bring it back again, we
ues "b->ctl" to reinitialize the register in mce_reenable_cpu().

But Intel SDM says at the end of section "15.3.2.1 IA32_MCi_CTL_MSRs"

	"P6 family processors only allow the writing of all 1s or all
	0s to the IA32_MCi_CTL MSR."

-Tony

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