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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] mce: acpi/apei: trace: Enable ghes memory error trace event
Em Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:04:24 +0200
Borislav Petkov <> escreveu:

> On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 11:49:32AM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> > Clear win from what PoV? Userspace will need to decode a different type
> > of tracing, and implement a different logic for APEI.
> There's no different type of tracing - it is the same info as in both
> cases it comes from APEI.

Well, patch 2/3 is defining a different type of tracing for memory errors,
instead of re-using the existing one.

> And if it can be done in the APEI layer, then
> we don't need the next layer.

Userspace still needs the EDAC sysfs, in order to identify how the memory
is organized, and do the proper memory labels association.

What edac_ghes does is to fill those sysfs nodes, and to call the
existing tracing to report errors.

> > Also, if both ghes_edac and this new tracing is enabled, userspace
> > will receive twice the same event, as two traces will be received for
> > the same thing.
> We are, of course, going to have only one tracepoint which reports
> memory errors, not two.

Yes, that's my point.


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