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SubjectRe: [patch] SMP alternatives
On Thu, Nov 24, 2005 at 03:15:24PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Iau, 2005-11-24 at 15:22 +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > What do you need a special driver for if the northbridge just
> > can do the scrubbing by itself?
> You need a driver to collect and report all the ECC single bit errors to
> the user so that they can decide if they have problem hardware.

Assuming the errors are logged to the standard machine check
architecture that's already done by mce.c. K8 does that definitely.

Take a look at mcelog at some point.
Your distro probably already sets it up by default to log to

> EDAC is more than one thing
> - Control response to a fatal error
> - Report non-fatal events for analysis/user decision making

x86-64 mce.c does all that There was even a port to i386 around at some point.

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