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Date:   Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:32:17 +0100
From:   Borislav Petkov <>
To:     Gabriele Paoloni <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4] x86/mce: do not overwrite no_way_out if mce_end()

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 03:15:49PM +0000, Gabriele Paoloni wrote:
> Currently if mce_end() fails no_way_out is set equal to worst.
> worst is the worst severirty that was found in the MCA banks
> associated to the current CPU; however at this point no_way_out
> could be already set by mca_start() by looking at all severities
> of all CPUs that entered the MCE handler.
> if mce_end() fails we first check if no_way_out is already set and
> if so we stick to it, otherwise we use the local worst value
> Signed-off-by: Gabriele Paoloni <>
> Reviewed-by: Tony Luck <>

Also, this very likely wants Cc: stable, I'd say, considering the



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