Re: [RFC] amd64_edac: syndromes loading

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Fri Nov 06 2009 - 08:20:22 EST

On Thu, Nov 05, 2009 at 11:17:25PM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > The good news is they've come up with a modified algorithm which will
> > require a smaller table, roughly 1/4th the size of the current 10K one.
> > Now, on a second thought and IMHO, we should simply add another .c file
> > instantiating those two x4 and x8 tables statically and linking them
> > into the edac code. This way you
> >
> > 1) don't have the additional complexity of adding firmware handling code
> > and thus don't add a dependency on the firmware API
> >
> > 2) don't have to actually carry two firmware images with the kernel
> Well, that's certainly better than current situation.

Looks like we might have a much more elegant solution eliminating the
need for big tables and firmware images. Stay tuned while we're figuring
out the details.


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