Re: [PATCH] New way of storing MCA/INIT logs

From: Keith Owens <>
Date: 2008-03-06 10:38:57
Russ Anderson (on Wed, 5 Mar 2008 12:56:29 -0600) wrote:
>On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 02:14:52PM +0100, Zoltan Menyhart wrote:
>> Neither the original code, nor mine can log it before the machine
>> is re-booted / halted.
>> Only the recovered ones play.
>> It is safe to continue after the recovered ones.
>> You need these logs to be alerted and to program the maintenance.
>> Both the original code and mine can "swallow" about 1 recovered
>> event / minute, and tolerate a "burst" of 2 or IA64_MAX_MCA_INIT_BUFS
>> events.
>What happens on boot up, when salinfo reads all the old records?
>Does that "burst" of records all get logged.

salinfo on boot up is a serial process, driven from user space.  One
cpu at a time, one record of each type at a time.  Records of different
types are processed in parallel.

   Keith (I wish I had never heard of salinfo) Owens

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