What is an NMI and what can I use it for?

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Issue

  • Often, the term NMI is used when dealing with system hangs and crashes, what does this term mean and how can we configure the kernel to make use of them?
  • What is an NMI?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 3 and later

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