RE: [PATCH 3/3] EDAC: Convert AMD EDAC pieces to use RAS printkbuffer

From: Luck, Tony
Date: Tue Mar 27 2012 - 14:35:39 EST

> In any case, if during the safe period of time we haven't received
> confirmation from userspace that the item has been consumed, we switch
> irreversibly back to the kernel log buffer and reissue the decoded info
> through printk.

I'm not sure I like irreversible things.

Here's the life cycle:

1) System boots ... we have a window during this time where there is
no daemon (or any user space at all).

2) Daemon gets started from /etc/init.d or systemd script

3) (optional) New version of daemon installed in update (old daemon is terminated, new one starts).

4) System is shutdown - all daemons terminated

5) System actually halts.

So we clearly have some gaps where there isn't a daemon. Most of them should
be pretty short ... but I worry about the gap from #1 to #2 - which can be pretty
long if we need to fsck some disks (or we on some crazy big system that takes
many minutes just to find and spin-up all the disks).

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