Re: [PATCH] prctl: return MCE process flags through pointer

From: Andi Kleen
Date: Tue Dec 22 2009 - 20:15:16 EST

"Smith, GeoffX" <geoffx.smith@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> This patch fixes the semantics of prctl() option PR_MCE_KILL_GET
> to pass the return value through *arg2.
> With this change, the option now follows the same conventions as the
> other "get" options added since 2.6.0, and also brings it into
> conformance with the advice in chapter 16 of Documentation/CodingStyle.
> This prctl() option was only added within the last month, so there are
> not any production applications to break. This patch applies cleanly
> to mainline and to for backporting.

It breaks the test suite, the man pages, qemu and one slide deck at least.


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