On Mon, 7 May 2001, Bene, Martin wrote:
[MCE caused by bad RAM]
> I don't think there is a way a machine check exception can be triggered by
> software - which it would have to be in order to be caused by bad RAMs.
A MCE is triggered by an ECC error - no software involved. A good trap
handler will then see if the error is recoverable (one-bit errors are),
notify userspace (so the admin gets mailed) and move the data out of this
-- GPG public key available from http://phobos.fs.tum.de/pgp/Simon.Richter.asc Fingerprint: DC26 EB8D 1F35 4F44 2934 7583 DBB6 F98D 9198 3292 Hi! I'm a .signature virus! Copy me into your ~/.signature to help me spread!
- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in the body of a message to firstname.lastname@example.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Mon May 07 2001 - 21:00:25 EST