Re: [GIT PULLv2] For x86/mce ... enhanced error logs

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Sun Oct 27 2013 - 03:00:42 EST

* Tony Luck <tony.luck@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > Hm, I'm not sure we should move something named after a hardware
> > feature into lib/. It's not really generic C library functionality,
> Not a hardware feature. CPER stands for Common Platform Error Record
> from the UEFI standard. [...]

By all means UEFI can be considered platform dependent at the moment:

comet:~/tip> git grep -i uefi arch/arm/
comet:~/tip> git grep -i uefi arch/arm64/
comet:~/tip> git grep -i uefi arch/powerpc/
comet:~/tip> git grep -i uefi arch/mips/

If a committee says that a name of some standard is 'common platform' does
not make it so. lib/ is mostly kept for mathematical, C-library alike
functionality you see in CS textbooks.

> As Chen Gong points out, drivers/acpi isn't the right place ... so if
> not lib/ ... then where?



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