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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2 2/2] ras: acpi / apei: generate trace event for unrecognized CPER section
On Tue, Sep 08, 2015 at 02:29:21PM -0700, Jonathan (Zhixiong) Zhang wrote:
> /*
> + * Raw Events Report
> + *
> + * This event is generated when hardware detected a hardware
> + * error event, which may be of non-standard section as defined
> + * in UEFI spec appendix "Common Platform Error Record", or may
> + * be of sections for which TRACE_EVENT is not defined.
> + *
> + */
> +TRACE_EVENT(raw_event,
> +
> + TP_PROTO(const uuid_le *sec_type,
> + const uuid_le *fru_id,
> + const char *fru_text,
> + u8 sev,
> + const u8 *err,
> + const u32 len),

This is not a raw event - this is an event which has a section type, FRU
ID, text, etc, etc.

A raw event is one which takes exactly two arguments: bytes and count.
What it does is, it dumps the bytes of length count in a block or other
amicably formatted output, most likely hex, similar to hexdump or other
tools; *without* any attempt to interpret it whatsoever.

Its *consumers* do the interpretation. So that that raw_event tracepoint
can be used as a fallback in all cases where the error information is of
unknown structure to the kernel.

Btw, @count should be sanity-checked before calling the tracepoint with
insane values.

--
Regards/Gruss,
Boris.

ECO tip #101: Trim your mails when you reply.


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