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SubjectRE: [PATCH 1/3] mce: Add a msg string to the MCE tracepoint
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> That probably means that the needed cpu family/model info is not (or may not) be
> stored at the MCE structure.

mcelog can run as a daemon, or one-off to process reports from earlier (or
even from other systems). It picks up cpu/family from /proc/cpuinfo - but can
also take a command line argument. These get checked against the cpuid
field in the structure that is read from /dev/mcelog (or decoded from a
console log with the --ascii option).

In some cases the checks may be redundant (e.g. running in daemon mode,
there is no way that /dev/mcelog will not have a cpuid that matches the
cpu that you are running on!) But better to have too many checks than too
few.

-Tony


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