Re: [RFC] Better MCA recovery on IPF

From: Matthias Fouquet-Lapar <>
Date: 2003-11-04 04:37:37
> For example, in the case of an application hitting a memory 
> uncorrectable on a multi-processor system, the MCA will be handled 
> by PAL and SAL.  If SAL can determine the failing HW physical address,
> it could pass that information up to linux.  Linux could look at the
> physical address and figure out which application has that address
> mapped and kill the application, without crashing the system.  Linux
> should also not allow that physical memory to be reused by any other
> process.


I just wondered if a speculative load hitting a cache or memory
error does cause an exception on IA64 ? 


Matthias Fouquet-Lapar  Core Platform Software  VNET 521-8213
Principal Engineer      Silicon Graphics          Home Office (+33) 1 3047 4127

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