Re: Linux & ECC memory

Alan Cox (
Sun, 17 Nov 1996 13:14:23 +0000 (GMT)

> 1) Couldn't this code determine the active process and remove the active
> memory pages from use? (although you'd definatly want this as an option...
> I see that some powersaving modes also generate an NMI!)

The NMI may occur asynchronously to the causing process. If your L1 cache
or L2 cache is write back then the cache write back could occur seconds
after (in theory even longer) the write to the bad address.