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

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Sun Oct 27 2013 - 07:02:01 EST

On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 08:00:35AM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * 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/
> comet:~/tip>
> 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?
> drivers/uefi/?

Hmm, we do have drivers/firmware/, even drivers/firmware/efi/ subdir and
since this thing is part of the UEFI spec, we probably should stick it

Matt, heads up^^^.


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