[PATCH] powerpc: use local var instead of local_paca->irq_happened directly in __check_irq_replay

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Thu May 3 14:26:13 EST 2012

On Thu, 2012-05-03 at 10:32 +0800, Wang Sheng-Hui wrote:
> > It should not as __check_irq_replay() should always be called
> > with interrupts hard disabled... Do you see any code path
> > where that is not the case ?
> Since __check_irq_replay() should always be called with interrupts
> hard disabled, I think it's harmless to use local var here.

No, that would be papering over the real problem. All oprofile does is
trigger perfmon interrupts (which act as some kind of NMI when
soft-disabled but should be masked by MSR:EE when hard disabled).

So there's a deeper issue here that we need to understand before we can
propose a fix. IE. It should not have happened.


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