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SubjectRe: [PATCH 8/8] ACPI / trace: Add trace interface for eMCA driver
Em Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:35:32 +0000
"Luck, Tony" <tony.luck@intel.com> escreveu:

> > Are there any changes with regards to that, like some enforcement policy
> > for BIOS manufacturers to make it right?
>
> I am using a cricket bat to beat BIOS teams that implement eMCA to make
> sure they get the labels in SMBIOS right. :-)

:)

> It's a non-trivial implementation effort to get all the decoding done for
> the eMCA log. It's typically a simple string change to fix the SMBIOS
> table ... there has been some resistance - but so far I have been victorious.
> Wish me luck as I'm about to engage with another team.

Yes, the DMI changes are trivial. Let's hope that they'll do it right.

Yet, I think we should keep (at least for a while) a mechanism similar to
what EDAC does, allowing those names to be overridden by loading a different
table, where needed.

Regards,
Mauro


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