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SubjectRe: [PATCH v22] edac, ras/hw_event.h: use events to handle hw issues
It should be:

Subject: RAS: Add a tracepoint for reporting memory controller errors

and not

Subject: edac, ras/hw_event.h: use events to handle hw issues

because events don't handle hw issues.

On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 04:56:28PM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> Add a new tracepoint-based hardware events report method for
> outputing Memory Controller events.

reporting

>
> Part of the description bellow is shamelessly copied from Tony
> Luck's notes about the Hardware Error BoF during LPC 2010 [1].
> Tony, thanks for your notes and discussions to generate the
> h/w error reporting requirements.
>
> [1] http://lwn.net/Articles/416669/
>
> We have several subsystems & methods for reporting hardware errors:
>
> 1) EDAC ("Error Detection and Correction"). In its original form
> this consisted of a platform specific driver that read topology
> information and error counts from chipset registers and reported
> the results via a sysfs interface.
>
> 2) mcelog - x86 specific decoding of machine check bank registers
> reporting in binary form via /dev/mcelog. Recent additions make use
> of the APEI extensions that were documented in version 4.0a of the
> ACPI specification to acquire more information about errors without
> having to rely reading chipset registers directly. A user level
> programs decodes into somewhat human readable format.
>
> 3) drivers/edac/mce_amd.c - this driver hooks into the mcelog path and
> decodes errors reported via machine check bank registers in AMD
> processors to the console log using printk();
>
> Each of these mechanisms has a band of followers ... and none
> of them appear to meet all the needs of all users.
>
> As part of a hardware event subsystem, let's encapsulate the memory
> error hardware events into a trace facility.
>
> NOTE: The original patch was providing an additional mechanism for
> MCA-based trace events that also contained MCA error register data.
> Hoever, as no agreement was reached so far for the MCA-based trace
> events, for now, let's add events only for memory errors.
> A latter patch is planned to change the tracepoint, for those types
> of event.
>
> Reviewed-by: Aristeu Rozanski <arozansk@redhat.com>
> Cc: Doug Thompson <norsk5@yahoo.com>
> Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
> Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>
> ---
> drivers/edac/edac_core.h | 2 +-
> drivers/edac/edac_mc.c | 25 +++++++++++----
> include/ras/hw_event.h | 77 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 3 files changed, 96 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
> create mode 100644 include/ras/hw_event.h
>
> diff --git a/drivers/edac/edac_core.h b/drivers/edac/edac_core.h
> index f06ce9a..eee7360 100644
> --- a/drivers/edac/edac_core.h
> +++ b/drivers/edac/edac_core.h
> @@ -468,7 +468,7 @@ void edac_mc_handle_error(const enum hw_event_mc_err_type type,
> const int layer2,
> const char *msg,
> const char *other_detail,
> - const void *mcelog);
> + const void *arch_log);
>
> /*
> * edac_device APIs
> diff --git a/drivers/edac/edac_mc.c b/drivers/edac/edac_mc.c
> index e5b5563..11f0178 100644
> --- a/drivers/edac/edac_mc.c
> +++ b/drivers/edac/edac_mc.c
> @@ -33,6 +33,10 @@
> #include "edac_core.h"
> #include "edac_module.h"
>
> +#define CREATE_TRACE_POINTS
> +#define TRACE_INCLUDE_PATH ../../include/ras
> +#include <ras/hw_event.h>
> +
> /* lock to memory controller's control array */
> static DEFINE_MUTEX(mem_ctls_mutex);
> static LIST_HEAD(mc_devices);
> @@ -381,6 +385,7 @@ struct mem_ctl_info *edac_mc_alloc(unsigned mc_num,
> * which will perform kobj unregistration and the actual free
> * will occur during the kobject callback operation
> */
> +
> return mci;
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(edac_mc_alloc);
> @@ -982,7 +987,7 @@ void edac_mc_handle_error(const enum hw_event_mc_err_type type,
> const int layer2,
> const char *msg,
> const char *other_detail,
> - const void *mcelog)
> + const void *arch_log)
> {
> /* FIXME: too much for stack: move it to some pre-alocated area */
> char detail[80], location[80];
> @@ -1119,21 +1124,27 @@ void edac_mc_handle_error(const enum hw_event_mc_err_type type,
> }
>
> /* Memory type dependent details about the error */
> - if (type == HW_EVENT_ERR_CORRECTED) {
> + if (type == HW_EVENT_ERR_CORRECTED)
> snprintf(detail, sizeof(detail),
> "page:0x%lx offset:0x%lx grain:%d syndrome:0x%lx",
> page_frame_number, offset_in_page,
> grain, syndrome);
> - edac_ce_error(mci, pos, msg, location, label, detail,
> - other_detail, enable_per_layer_report,
> - page_frame_number, offset_in_page, grain);
> - } else {
> + else
> snprintf(detail, sizeof(detail),
> "page:0x%lx offset:0x%lx grain:%d",
> page_frame_number, offset_in_page, grain);
>
> + /* Report the error via the trace interface */
> + trace_mc_error(type, mci->mc_idx, msg, label, location,
> + detail, other_detail);
> +
> + /* Report the error via the edac_mc_printk() interface */
> + if (type == HW_EVENT_ERR_CORRECTED)
> + edac_ce_error(mci, pos, msg, location, label, detail,
> + other_detail, enable_per_layer_report,
> + page_frame_number, offset_in_page, grain);
> + else
> edac_ue_error(mci, pos, msg, location, label, detail,
> other_detail, enable_per_layer_report);
> - }
> }
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(edac_mc_handle_error);
> diff --git a/include/ras/hw_event.h b/include/ras/hw_event.h
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000..66981ef
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/include/ras/hw_event.h
> @@ -0,0 +1,77 @@
> +#undef TRACE_SYSTEM
> +#define TRACE_SYSTEM hw_event

ras

> +
> +#if !defined(_TRACE_HW_EVENT_MC_H) || defined(TRACE_HEADER_MULTI_READ)
> +#define _TRACE_HW_EVENT_MC_H
> +
> +#include <linux/tracepoint.h>
> +#include <linux/edac.h>
> +#include <linux/ktime.h>
> +
> +/*
> + * Hardware Events Report
> + *
> + * Those events are generated when hardware detected a corrected or
> + * uncorrected event, and are meant to replace the current API to report
> + * errors defined on both EDAC and MCE subsystems.
> + *
> + * FIXME: Add events for handling memory errors originated from the
> + * MCE subsystem.
> + */
> +
> +/*
> + * Hardware-independent Memory Controller specific events
> + */
> +
> +/*
> + * Default error mechanisms for Memory Controller errors (CE and UE)
> + */
> +TRACE_EVENT(mc_error,
> +
> + TP_PROTO(const unsigned int err_type,
> + const unsigned int mc_index,
> + const char *msg,
> + const char *label,
> + const char *location,
> + const char *detail,
> + const char *driver_detail),
> +
> + TP_ARGS(err_type, mc_index, msg, label, location,
> + detail, driver_detail),
> +
> + TP_STRUCT__entry(
> + __field( unsigned int, err_type )
> + __field( unsigned int, mc_index )
> + __string( msg, msg )
> + __string( label, label )
> + __string( detail, detail )
> + __string( location, location )
> + __string( driver_detail, driver_detail )
> + ),
> +
> + TP_fast_assign(
> + __entry->err_type = err_type;
> + __entry->mc_index = mc_index;
> + __assign_str(msg, msg);
> + __assign_str(label, label);
> + __assign_str(location, location);
> + __assign_str(detail, detail);
> + __assign_str(driver_detail, driver_detail);
> + ),
> +
> + TP_printk(HW_ERR "mce#%d: %s error %s on memory stick \"%s\" (%s %s %s)",

This still says "mce" and it should say "MC" or "mem_ctl" or similar.

> + __entry->mc_index,
> + (__entry->err_type == HW_EVENT_ERR_CORRECTED) ? "Corrected" :
> + ((__entry->err_type == HW_EVENT_ERR_FATAL) ?
> + "Fatal" : "Uncorrected"),
> + __get_str(msg),
> + __get_str(label),
> + __get_str(location),
> + __get_str(detail),
> + __get_str(driver_detail))
> +);
> +
> +#endif /* _TRACE_HW_EVENT_MC_H */
> +
> +/* This part must be outside protection */
> +#include <trace/define_trace.h>

I'm assuming you have all those changes on the experimental branch so
that I can continue reviewing from there?

@Tony: this is adding a RAS tracepoint for memory controller errors
coming from EDAC (for now), any objections/issues?

Thanks.

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