Re: NMI errors in 2.0.30??

Systemkennung Linux (
Thu, 1 May 1997 17:04:37 +0200 (MET DST)

> May it is a 'hardware' problem. In the sense of bios/board doing sort a
> strange things. In a rescent issue of c't (3/97) a (the) german
> computer magazin there was a test of 23 PPro boards regarding their
> quality andcompatability, including a lot different Ram Modules and also
> ECC checking and correction. Regarding ECC handling the result was
> not good for a lot of boards/bioses. Also there seem to be sort of
> disagreement amongst manufacturers what do do with a correctable error,
> cause several boards reported NMI's even if the error was corrected.

Many systems, at least outside the Intel world, throw some kind of
exception such that the system software can at least count the errors
and point to potential problems.