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SubjectRe: Request for MCE decode (AMD Barcelona, fam 10h)
On Mon, Sep 08, 2008 at 01:22:39PM +0100, Tony Vroon wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-09-08 at 12:55 +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > It unfortunately turns out that mcelog logging is a tricky
> > psychological problem. How should the warning above have
> > looked like so that you would not have required "peer insight"
> > and actually just contacted your hardware vendor?
>
> Indication of the faulty part, so I know whether to contact AMD or Tyan.
> Without a clear idea of which it could quickly turn into an infinite
> redirect loop between the two.

Ok so you wanted linux-kernel to diagnose your hardware for you?

For DIMMs you can get that with --dmi if you run the latest mcelog
and if it's a memory problem.

Unfortunately the BIOS vendors in their wisdom often deliver incorrect
DMI tables, so the information is not always very useful.

-Andi
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ak@linux.intel.com



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