On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 05:02:40PM -0600, Aravind Gopalakrishnan wrote:
On 2/23/16 6:11 AM, Borislav Petkov wrote:Let's consult the BKDG:
On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 03:45:10PM -0600, Aravind Gopalakrishnan wrote:Hmm. Well, Deferred error is a separate class of error by itself.
/* AMD-specific bits *//* uncorrected error, deferred exception */
-#define MCI_STATUS_DEFERRED (1ULL<<44) /* declare an uncorrected error */
+#define MCI_STATUS_DEFERRED (1ULL<<44) /* declare a deferred error */
sounds better to me.
It's neither Corrected in HW nor is it Uncorrected like a MCE.
"Deferred: deferred error.
So it is an uncorrected error for which the raising of the error
exception was deferred until consumption.
If you feel "Uncorrected error, deferred error exception" won;t beWhy would it be confusing? It is describing exactly what a deferred
confusing, that's OK with me.
error is, albeit a bit too laconic but people can find the longer