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SubjectRe: [RFC] EDAC and the sysfs


--- Doug Thompson <norsk5@yahoo.com> wrote:
> What is EDAC and what does it stand for?
>
> EDAC= Error Detection And Correction.

> > For PCI Parity Error detection controls and
> > information files:
> >
> > /sys/devices/system/edac/pci
>
> That kind of controls and files?

I left out new PCI whitelist/blacklist control files I
am also working on:

pci_parity_whitelist
pci_parity_blacklist


Since some unmentioned (and expensive) pci boards fail
to conform with the PCI spec when dealing with PCI
parity status reporting (or they just plain have
bugs), the pci scanning feature needs a whitelist or
a blacklist of "vendor_id:device_id" to specificly
scan or not scan.

If there is a whitelist, no blacklist occurs. When a
blacklist is written to, the whitelist is erased and
devices on blacklist are skipped on the scanning.

format of info to write to these controls, in hex:

vendor_id:device_id[,vendor_id:device_id...]


I have timed both ECC scanning and PCI parity
scanning.

ECC scanning on a dual opteron is 170 TSC clocks.

PCI Parity for 24 devices is 65000 TSC clocks. Ouch!
When all devices are blacklisted, the iterator is 2700
TSC clocks.

doug t




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