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SubjectRe: Problems with bluesmoke.c in 2.2.17
Hi!

> e other day I got the patch for 2.2.17 and after just over a day of normal
> > operation, while my sister was playing kpat (KDE solitaire) yesterday
> > afternoon, X died and dropped her out to the console.
> > After she told me about it later on I found this at the bottom of my dmesg:
> >
> > CPU 0: Machine Check Exception: 0000000400000000<0>Bank 3: b200000000080a01general protection fault: 0000
>
> Ok I print low,high which was wrong - it should read 0000000000000004
> which is 'machine check in progress'
>
> So its a real machinme check
>
> > CPU: 0
> > EIP: 0010:[<c010e59b>]
>
> Oh beautiful. This is wonderful. I've been hoping for a chance to test the MCE
> code. Ok you might not agree 8)
>
> Right there is missing \n I'll go fix but the rest of it says
>
> b2 - register valid, uncorrected error, error enabled
> 0008 - model specific data
> 0a01 - memory access,
> generic error
> l1 cache
> processor responding to request

Does that mean that processor itself detected that its L1 cache s failing and
was honest enough to tell the OS?

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