RE: [patch] Memory Error Handling Improvement

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2005-06-25 07:36:18
>>>>> On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 14:31:28 -0700, "Luck, Tony" <> said:

  >> Fine, but what about my suggestion of just presuming that the access
  >> came for user-level unless you can prove otherwise?

  Tony> If the presumption is wrong, then you'll kill an innocent user process.

As opposed to panic'ing the kernel?  That doesn't strike me as a big
problem. ;-)

  Tony> Worse, you will let a corrupted kernel carry on running.

It'd boil down to the question of what the likelihood is that the
kernel would be touching a user-mapped page whose contents it depends
on for correct operation. (If it is not a user-mapped page, you'd
obviously _not_ conclude that the MCA was triggered by user-level.)

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