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authorHuang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com>2010-05-18 14:35:20 +0800
committerLen Brown <len.brown@intel.com>2010-05-19 22:41:16 -0400
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ACPI, APEI, Generic Hardware Error Source memory error support
Generic Hardware Error Source provides a way to report platform hardware errors (such as that from chipset). It works in so called "Firmware First" mode, that is, hardware errors are reported to firmware firstly, then reported to Linux by firmware. This way, some non-standard hardware error registers or non-standard hardware link can be checked by firmware to produce more valuable hardware error information for Linux. Now, only SCI notification type and memory errors are supported. More notification type and hardware error type will be added later. These memory errors are reported to user space through /dev/mcelog via faking a corrected Machine Check, so that the error memory page can be offlined by /sbin/mcelog if the error count for one page is beyond the threshold. On some machines, Machine Check can not report physical address for some corrected memory errors, but GHES can do that. So this simplified GHES is implemented firstly. Signed-off-by: Huang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Len Brown <len.brown@intel.com>
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