Re: [PATCH v2 5/7] ghes_edac: add platform check to enable ghes_edac

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Fri Aug 04 2017 - 04:32:25 EST

On Thu, Aug 03, 2017 at 03:57:51PM -0600, Toshi Kani wrote:
> The ghes_edac driver was introduced in 2013 [1], but it has not
> been enabled by any distro yet. This driver obtains error info
> from firmware interfaces, which are not properly implemented on
> many platforms, as the driver always emits the messages below:
> This EDAC driver relies on BIOS to enumerate memory and get error reports.
> Unfortunately, not all BIOSes reflect the memory layout correctly
> So, the end result of using this driver varies from vendor to vendor
> If you find incorrect reports, please contact your hardware vendor
> to correct its BIOS.
> To get out from this situation, add a platform check to selectively
> enable the driver on the platforms that are known to have proper
> firmware implementation. Platform vendors can add their platforms
> to the list when they support ghes_edac.
> "ghes_edac.any_oem=1" skips this platform check.

There's that non-generic OEM thing again. NAK!


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