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SubjectRe: [PATCH] bluesmoke/MCE support optional
On Thu, Feb 28, 2002 at 10:01:46AM -0500, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
>
> Meant to do this a while ago. Could do it via adding "nosmoke.c" :-)
> (similar to fs/noquot.c) instead of #ifdef in bluesmoke.c, if somebody
> had a strong preference one way or the other.
>
> Patch is against 2.4.18, complete with Aunt Tillie(tm) help text, etc.
>
> Paul.
>
>
> --- Documentation/Configure.help~ Sat Feb 2 06:50:31 2002
> +++ Documentation/Configure.help Thu Feb 28 09:01:28 2002
> @@ -17450,6 +17450,17 @@
> The module is called shwdt.o. If you want to compile it as a module,
> say M here and read Documentation/modules.txt.
>
> +Machine Check Exception
> +CONFIG_X86_MCE
> + Machine Check Exception support allows the processor to notify the
> + kernel if it detects a problem (e.g. overheating, component failure).
> + The action the kernel takes depends on the severity of the problem,
> + ranging from a warning message on the console, to halting the machine.
> + Your processor must be a Pentium or newer to support this - check the
> + flags in /proc/cpuinfo for mce. Note that some older Pentium systems
> + have a design flaw which leads to false MCE events - for these and
> + old non-MCE processors (386, 486), say N. Otherwise say Y.
> +

This should be tied to the processor type options...
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