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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/3] mce: Add a msg string to the MCE tracepoint
On Thu, Mar 01, 2012 at 06:15:46PM +0000, Luck, Tony wrote:
> > On all the above, the socket label starts on 1, but I bet we'll find cases
> > where it start from 0.
> Agreed. "Socket Designation" seems to be a free format string at the whim of
> the board designer (and then interpreted and string filled in by a BIOS writer
> with all the usual caveats that implies).
> I suppose a smart reporting system would try to query this stuff ahead of
> time to determine whether socket numbers were zero based, one based, or something
> else altogether (Socket A, B, C ????)

Query from where? (And pls don't tell me DMI tables. :-))

I don't think there's a mapping between board designer nomenclature and
BIOS values for the node ID you get from apic IDs and etc CPUID leafs.


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