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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ACPI/APEI: Clear GHES block_status before panic()
+ James.

On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 11:50:52AM -0500, David Arcari wrote:
> From: Lenny Szubowicz <lszubowi@redhat.com>
>
> In __ghes_panic() clear the block status in the APEI generic
> error status block for that generic hardware error source before
> calling panic() to prevent a second panic() in the crash kernel
> for exactly the same fatal error.
>
> Otherwise ghes_probe(), running in the crash kernel, would see
> an unhandled error in the APEI generic error status block and
> panic again, thereby precluding any crash dump.
>
> Signed-off-by: Lenny Szubowicz <lszubowi@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: David Arcari <darcari@redhat.com>
> Cc: Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@rjwysocki.net>
> Cc: Len Brown <lenb@kernel.org>
> Cc: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de>
> Cc: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
> Cc: Alexandru Gagniuc <mr.nuke.me@gmail.com>
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> ---
> drivers/acpi/apei/ghes.c | 2 ++
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/acpi/apei/ghes.c b/drivers/acpi/apei/ghes.c
> index 02c6fd9..f008ba7 100644
> --- a/drivers/acpi/apei/ghes.c
> +++ b/drivers/acpi/apei/ghes.c
> @@ -691,6 +691,8 @@ static void __ghes_panic(struct ghes *ghes)
> {
> __ghes_print_estatus(KERN_EMERG, ghes->generic, ghes->estatus);
>
> + ghes_clear_estatus(ghes);
> +
> /* reboot to log the error! */
> if (!panic_timeout)
> panic_timeout = ghes_panic_timeout;
> --

Acked-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>

--
Regards/Gruss,
Boris.

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