Re: [PATCH] x86, mce: reset kernel for no-match exception errors

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Thu Aug 27 2009 - 05:08:33 EST

Jin Dongming wrote:
> The last case of severity table is used for no match exception error.
> Maybe such kind of error could not happen. But I think when the error
> really happened, the kernel should be reset. Because such error is
> unknown and unexpected. So I make this patch for fixing this problem.

I don't think panicing for a non-signalled error is the correct action.

In general I tried to be conservative regarding panics, this seems
to be too liberal with them.

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