[PATCH v4] acpi, apei, arm64: APEI initial support for aarch64.

Hanjun Guo hanjun.guo at linaro.org
Tue Dec 8 04:52:28 PST 2015

Hi Lorenzo,

On 12/08/2015 08:34 PM, Lorenzo Pieralisi wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 08, 2015 at 03:03:03PM +0800, fu.wei at linaro.org wrote:
>> From: Tomasz Nowicki <tomasz.nowicki at linaro.org>
> [...]
>> +#if defined(__i386__) || defined(__x86_64__)
>>   /*
>>    * Check if firmware advertises firmware first mode. We need FF bit to be set
>>    * along with a set of MC banks which work in FF mode.
>>    */
>>   static int __init hest_parse_cmc(struct acpi_hest_header *hest_hdr, void *data)
>>   {
>> -	return arch_apei_enable_cmcff(hest_hdr, data);
>> +	if (!acpi_disable_cmcff)
> Why do not you define the flag above in this file (move it out of x86 -
> that's what I was aiming at in my previous reply) and remove this ifdeffery
> altogether (First firmware handling could apply to arm64 too according to
> specs and ACPI on arm64 guidelines) ?

If I understand it correctly, CMC (Corrected Machine Check) is for IA32
only, see section IA-32 Architecture Machine Check Exception
in ACPI 6.0. for ARM64, we can use other type of error source for
firmware first handling, such as Generic Hardware Error Source, did
I miss something?


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