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SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/5] ACPI, APEI, Document for APEI
On Wed 2010-01-06 15:21:43, Huang Ying wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-01-06 at 15:16 +0800, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > > > +The user interface of EINJ is in debug file system, under the
> > > > +directory apei/einj. The following files are provided.
> > > > +
> > > > +- available_error_type
> > > > + Read this file will return the error injection capability of the
> > > > + platform, that is, which error types are supported. The error type
> > > > + definition is as follow, the left field is the error type value, the
> > > > + right field is error description.
> > > > +
> > > > + 0x00000001 Processor Correctable
> > > > + 0x00000002 Processor Uncorrectable non-fatal
> > > > + 0x00000004 Processor Uncorrectable fatal
> > > > + 0x00000008 Memory Correctable
> > > > + 0x00000010 Memory Uncorrectable non-fatal
> > > > + 0x00000020 Memory Uncorrectable fatal
> > > > + 0x00000040 PCI Express Correctable
> > > > + 0x00000080 PCI Express Uncorrectable fatal
> > > > + 0x00000100 PCI Express Uncorrectable non-fatal
> > > > + 0x00000200 Platform Correctable
> > > > + 0x00000400 Platform Uncorrectable non-fatal
> > > > + 0x00000800 Platform Uncorrectable fatal
> > > > +
> > > > + The format of file contents are as above, except there are only the
> > > > + available error type lines.
> >
> > Strange interface. Why not simply pass single integer -- the bit mask?
> > Bit meanings are not going to change, anyway.
>
> I have used bit mask in previous versions. But I think this version has
> better readability.

Better usability for humans, but kernel interfaces are not for
humans. Please revert to bit mask.

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