Re: [PATCH] Re: [Patch] MCE, APEI: Don't enable CMCI when FirmwareFirst mode is set in

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Mon Jun 17 2013 - 03:07:01 EST

On Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:30:05PM +0530, Naveen N. Rao wrote:
> >Hmm, so if CMCI is not supported, you just disabled polling of this bank
> >and returned here. Not good.
> This is on purpose. If the bank doesn't support CMCI and we were
> polling it earlier, we want to disable that. The firmware should be
> notifying us of error events in either case.

Not for corrected errors - for those we poll since the hardware doesn't
generate an exception for them.

Basically, the absence of CMCI support shouldn't change the old polling



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