[rescue] ECC [was: Re: WOT: Ebay changes to IBM from SunE10Kservers?]

Shannon shannon at widomaker.com
Fri Jul 18 10:16:11 CDT 2003

On Tue, Jul 15, 2003 at 11:30:58AM -0500, Scott Newell wrote:

> >Just because you get an NMI, doesn't mean you know what to do with it,
> >or that the hardware gives you enough information.
> Does it throw an NMI on a correctable or uncorrectable ECC condition?  

Does what throw an NMI?

"It" will do a variety of things depending on who made it.

> What's the proper response for an uncorrectable error--halt the machine,
> log and continue as if nothing happened, something in between?

The proper response is to log the error, mark the memory unusable, and
continue running.

Some systems do this, some don't.

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