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Date:   Wed, 30 Aug 2017 19:02:06 +0200
From:   Borislav Petkov <bp@...e.de>
To:     Sinan Kaya <okaya@...eaurora.org>
Cc:     "Baicar, Tyler" <tbaicar@...eaurora.org>,
        Tony Luck <tony.luck@...el.com>, rjw@...ysocki.net,
        lenb@...nel.org, will.deacon@....com, james.morse@....com,
        prarit@...hat.com, punit.agrawal@....com, shiju.jose@...wei.com,
        andriy.shevchenko@...ux.intel.com, linux-acpi@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Linux PCI <linux-pci@...r.kernel.org>,
        Huang Ying <ying.huang@...el.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] acpi: apei: call into AER handling regardless of severity

On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 11:31:06AM -0400, Sinan Kaya wrote:
> I see. We should probably try to do something only if GHES_SEV_CORRECTED or
> GHES_SEV_RECOVERABLE.
> 
> If somebody wants to crash the system with GHES_SEV_PANIC, there is no point
> in doing additional work.

Makes sense.

Whatever we do, I'd like to have this all nicely documented *why* we're
doing the recovery policy we're doing.

> Sounds good. Do you still want to do PCIe recovery in the case of
> GHES_SEV_PANIC or if some FW returns GHES_SEV_NO?

So I read GHES_SEV_PANIC as: we should panic and stop any processing
whatsoever ASAP in order to avoid further error propagation. So doing
recovery there might *actually* be a bad idea.

GHES_SEV_NO would map to AER_CORRECTABLE and I think that would mean,
print the error to let the user know but no need to recover because no
harm was done.

I *think*.

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