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SubjectRe: [PATCH V15 03/11] cper: add timestamp print to CPER status printing
On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 12:08:43PM -0600, Baicar, Tyler wrote:
> The timestamp may still be useful when it is imprecise. In the polling case,
> you may only poll every minute or so, so the time may be useful.

Well, what is in the timestamp when !precise? Some random time or some
timestamp from a couple of seconds ago? How do you differentiate what
timestamp is bollocks and what is from a while ago?

Is the imprecise tstamp really close to the time the error happened or
pointing at 1970 - the beginning of unix time? :-)

I'm sure you've picked up by now that we don't trust the firmware one
bit.

> Also, I imagine there could be interrupt based errors happening much faster than the
> FW/OS handshake can happen. Maybe we can just use what I had before but also
> specify imprecise so that it is clear:
>
> printk("%s%ststamp: %02d%02d-%02d-%02d %02d:%02d:%02d\n", pfx,
> (timestamp[3] & 0x1 ? "precise " : "imprecise "),
> century, year, mon, day, hour, min, sec);

I guess.

--
Regards/Gruss,
Boris.

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