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* Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de> wrote:

> + Tony.
>
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 02:06:25PM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> >
> > * huang ying <huang.ying.caritas@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 8:14 PM, Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > * huang ying <huang.ying.caritas@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> > But will all that stuff be accepted? Please stop sending infrastructure bits and
> > > >> > focus on your larger RAS picture, once you have consensus on that from all
> > > >> > parties involved, then, and only then, does it make sense to submit everything,
> > > >> > including infrastructure.
> > > >>
> > > >> I am not sending hardware error reporting infrastructure.  As far as I know, Linus
> > > >> and Andrew suggest to use printk for hardware error reporting.  And now, I just
> > > >> try to write APEI driver and reporting hardware error with printk.  Is it
> > > >> acceptable?  Do you have some other idea about hardware error reporting?
> > > >
> > > > Erm, how could you possible have missed the perf based RAS daemon work of Boris,
> > > > which we've pointed out about half a dozen times already?
> > >
> > > Even if there is some other hardware error reporting infrastructure
> > > such as perf based, I think we still need printk too. After all, as
> > > Linus pointed out, printk is the most popular error reporting
> > > mechanism so far. Do you think so?
> >
> > Of course, that's why the upstream EDAC code uses printk too. In fact it does all
> > sorts of in-kernel decoding to make the printk output more useful - the /dev/mcelog
> > method of pushing all decoding to user-space is fundamentally flawed.
>
> True story. And yet google folk still do that, unfortunately:
> https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/1/10/419

I wouldnt worry about that too much - such uses are extremely isolated.

If we give RAS functionality that gives the limited capabilities of /dev/mcelog and
much more then the migration path is clear towards the superior solution.

Thanks,

Ingo
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