Re: [patch] 2.6.0-test9 pal/sal/salinfo/mca

From: Bjorn Helgaas <>
Date: 2003-12-05 04:45:01
On Wednesday 03 December 2003 6:38 pm, Ben Woodard wrote:
> We are currently basing our kernel off of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
> kernel and we discovered that the implementation of MCA included with it
> does not work for us. The most obvious problem is that it never calls
> ia64_sal_clear_state_info after fetching a SAL record. Thus the CPE
> reasserts itself and the machine effectively locks up infinitely
> printing out the same CPE to the console.

I believe this is bug #104667 in the Red Hat bugzilla.  The patch
should be attached to the bug report.  I can't get bugzilla to show
me the report, so I don't know the current status.

> So my question is: should we continue forward with our backport of the
> 2.6 MCA code or is the 2.4 code actually functional enough to support
> our needs and we are missing something in our quick inspection of the
> code.

As Keith mentioned, the current 2.4 and 2.6 MCA code should be
essentially identical.


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