Re: Reliably creating MCA on white box Itanium-1

From: Jack Steiner <>
Date: 2003-07-04 11:42:41
> On Thu, 3 Jul 2003 08:27:36 -0500 (CDT), 
> Jack Steiner <> wrote:
> >> 
> >> Is there a way of reliably creating an MCA on a white box Itanium 1?
> >> B3 processors, firmware is B117A.  Failing that, what about creating an
> >> MCA on a white box Itanium-2?
> >> 
> >> Loading a duplicate ITC is no good, I need an MCA that actually enters
> >> ia64_mca_ucmc_handler in mca.c.  A working example using
> >> PAL_CACHE_WRITE would be nice.
> >
> >
> >Why doesnt loading a duplicate TR (not TC) work for you?  I've used that
> >method and found it to be reliable. 
> Because mca_asm.S does not call the C code for TLB errors.  I want to
> test the C code on standard hardware.

Seems to me that a TLB error caused by a duplicate TR dropin *should* call
C code.  A MCA caused by a duplicate TR is a software bug that should
panic the system. 

I understand that TLB parity errors would be silently corrected in mca_asm.S
by reloading the TLB. 


Jack Steiner    (651-683-5302)   (vnet 233-5302)

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