> handles memory errors. AFAIK the P6 uses the machine check exception
> (mce) to report problems and the machine check architecture (mca)
> provides information about the faulty subsystem. Is there any reason
> that Linux doesn't use MCE and MCA? Are memory errors still reported
> using NMI?
Nobody has implemented it on Linux. NMI is used instead.
> Or is it just that nobody implemented it in Linux? Is anybody working
> on it? Is parity/ECC handling not relevant?
The ECC correction is done in hardware. The MCE/NMI is done so that you know
there may be issues
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