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Date:	Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:17:28 +0100
From:	Borislav Petkov <>
To:	Aravind Gopalakrishnan <>
Cc:	Chen Yucong <>,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 1/2] x86, mce, severity: extend the the mce_severity
 mechanism to handle UCNA/DEFERRED error

On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 04:06:00PM -0600, Aravind Gopalakrishnan wrote:
> >+	MCESEV(
> >+		DEFERRED, "Deferred error",
> >  		),
> We don't need to have MCI_STATUS_POISON in the MASK() here as a deferred
> error is indicated by a {UC=0, Deferred = 1}
> (Older docs might be unclear on that..)

Well, I think that's ok because the MASK() macro actually makes the
check do:

them three MCI_STATUS_DEFERRED has to be the only one set.

And that makes sense - we want deferred errors where we didn't attempt
to consume poisoned data (which is signalled by MCI_STATUS_POISON)....

Provided I'm reading this mce_severity thing correct, of course - more
often than not I don't because it is insanely ugly and hard to read.

> And it still says ADM on the commit message :)

Yeah, Advanced Devices Micro - that's the new name. :-P


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