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SubjectRe: [PATCH] RAS/CEC: Add debugfs switch to disable at run time
On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 03:51:07PM -0700, Cong Wang wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 3:02 PM Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com> wrote:
> >
> > Useful when running error injection tests that want to
> > see all of the MCi_(STATUS|ADDR|MISC) data via /dev/mcelog.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com>
>
> We saw the same problem, CONFIG_RAS hijacks all the
> correctable memory errors, which leaves mcelog "broken"
> silently. I know it is arguable, but until we can switch from
> mcelog to rasdaemon, mcelog should still work as before.

It is "arguable" because this is not how the CEC is supposed to be used.

If you want to collect errors with mcelog, you don't use the CEC at all.
And there's ras=cec_disable for that or you simply don't enable it in
your .config.

As Tony says in the commit message, the enable should be used only for
injection tests. Which is where that thing should only be used for -
debugging the CEC itself.

Which reminds me, Tony, I think all those debugging files "pfn"
and "array" and the one you add now, should all be under a
CONFIG_RAS_CEC_DEBUG which is default off and used only for development.
Mind adding that too pls?

Thx.

--
Regards/Gruss,
Boris.

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