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SubjectRe: bug in drivers/edac/mpc85xx_edac.c:mpc85xx_mc_check() ?
Jeff, you are correct. I will submit a patch to correct that.

Andrew Morton wrote:
> (cc's added)
>
> On Wed, 8 Apr 2009 14:57:42 -0700
> "Jeff Haran" <jharan@Brocade.COM> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Recent versions of this function start off with:
>>
>> static void mpc85xx_mc_check(struct mem_ctl_info *mci)
>> {
>> struct mpc85xx_mc_pdata *pdata = mci->pvt_info;
>> ...
>>
>> err_detect = in_be32(pdata->mc_vbase + MPC85XX_MC_ERR_DETECT);
>> if (err_detect)
>> return;
>>
>> ...
>> }
>>
>> My reading of the Freescale 8548E Manual leads me to conclude that the
>> Memory Error Detect register (ERR_DETECT) will have various bits set if
>> the memory controller has detected an error since the last time it was
>> cleared. If no memory error has occurred, the register will contain 0.
>>
>> Perhaps I am missing something very basic, but it seem to me that the
>> above "if" should be:
>>
>> if (!err_detect)
>> return;
>>
>> as the existing code would seem to read "if any errors have occurred,
>> ignore them", though perhaps testing has demonstrated that the Freescale
>> manual is in error.
>>
>> Please include this email address in responses as I do not subscribe.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Jeff Haran
>> Brocade
>


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