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    SubjectRe: [RFC 5/6] x86, NMI, Add support to notify hardware error with unknown NMI
    On Mon, 13 Sep 2010 15:36:55 -0400
    Don Zickus <dzickus@redhat.com> wrote:

    > On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 08:36:54PM +0200, Andi Kleen wrote:
    > >
    > > > >
    > > > > But if it's generic if not on the screen it should
    > > > > be at least in the error serialization data and logged after
    > > > > boot.
    > > >
    > > > I guess I don't know what that is, 'error serialization data'. Is
    > > > there somewhere I can read more about it?
    > >
    > > That's already supported in MCE -- saving the error record to NVRAM
    > > and logging it after reboot. NMI should probably do the same.
    > > It's much nicer than getting it from a console.
    >
    > Hmm, that assumes these boxes have NVRAM. I am not sure if many of
    > the boxes I see with problems have NVRAM on them.

    Practically every PC has a small amount of NVRAM.

    -Andi



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