Re: [PATCH v2 5/7] ghes_edac: add platform check to enable ghes_edac
From: Kani, Toshimitsu
Date: Fri Aug 04 2017 - 17:07:00 EST
On Fri, 2017-08-04 at 10:31 +0200, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 03, 2017 at 03:57:51PM -0600, Toshi Kani wrote:
> > The ghes_edac driver was introduced in 2013 , but it has not
> > been enabled by any distro yet.ÂÂThis driver obtains error info
> > from firmware interfaces, which are not properly implemented on
> > many platforms, as the driver always emits the messages below:
> > ÂThis EDAC driver relies on BIOS to enumerate memory and get error
> > reports. ÂUnfortunately, not all BIOSes reflect the memory layout
> > correctly ÂSo, the end result of using this driver varies from
> > vendor to vendor ÂIf 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.ÂÂPlatform 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!
How about "ghes_edac.any_platform"?