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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 1/6] x86/mce: Take action on UCNA/Deferred errors again
On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 10:45:33AM -0800, Luck, Tony wrote:
> That's a tricky question. We have changing behavior (UCNA pages offlined,
> then a few kernel versions stopped doing this, now we are going to start
> doing it again. But is it really a _BUG_ that needs backporting to stable?
> I'm leaning towards "no it isn't".

I think the same, so let's not. We can always backport it later, if it
turns out that it is needed.

> But could perhaps be convinced to change my mind if somebody has a
> good reason for wanting it there.


> Is there something to put in the tags to stop this being autoselected
> for backport because it has a Fixes: tag?

I don't think so.

What we could do is write the "Fixes:" tag in free text in the commit
message so that tools don't pick up on it.

I'll reply to the other thing below in a separate mail.



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