[PATCH 2/3] edac: Add L3/SoC support to the APM X-Gene SoC EDAC driver

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Mon Jun 1 11:37:39 PDT 2015

On Monday 01 June 2015 20:31:14 Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 01, 2015 at 10:46:55AM -0700, Loc Ho wrote:
> > You are right... Let me just prints the error code instead. Anyone who
> > care will have to do post processing.
> Don't forget about the usability of the driver. If a user has to go
> open manuals when an error happens, you could just as well report naked
> register values and have a tool decode them.
> And this strategy (mcelog) turned out to be a real PITA, IMO.
> > Future or existent next generation may re-define them.
> You could easily have a strings array of per-family or per-soc error
> descriptions. For an example, take a look at drivers/edac/mce_amd.c
> which decodes MCEs on all relevant AMD machines. This is much more
> user-friendly than dumping register values which most people have no
> idea of where to start looking (and they don't really need to).

That would require having a way to identify the SoC with a distinct
compatible string. I don't know if a name exists for X-Gene that could
be used here.


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