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Hi Maintainer,


There is a question confused me for days. Appreciate an answer.

In below code, the comment says we never have more than 4 nested contexts.

What happen if debug and mce exceptions nest with the four, or we ensure
it never happen?


/*
 * Per-CPU queue node structures; we can never have more than 4 nested
 * contexts: task, softirq, hardirq, nmi.
 *
 * Exactly fits one 64-byte cacheline on a 64-bit architecture.
 *
 * PV doubles the storage and uses the second cacheline for PV state.
 */
static DEFINE_PER_CPU_ALIGNED(struct qnode, qnodes[MAX_NODES]);

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Thanks
Zhenzhong

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