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From: Borislav Petkov <>
To: Shiju Jose <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 0/7] RAS/CEC: Extend CEC for errors count check on short time period
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2020 14:43:52 +0200
Message-ID: <20201002124352.GC17436@zn.tnic> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Fri, Oct 02, 2020 at 01:22:28PM +0100, Shiju Jose wrote:
> Open Questions based on the feedback from Boris,
> 1. ARM processor error types are cache/TLB/bus errors.
>    [Reference N2.4.4.1 ARM Processor Error Information UEFI Spec v2.8]
> Any of the above error types should not be consider for the
> error collection and CPU core isolation?
> 2.If disabling entire CPU core is not acceptable,
> please suggest method to disable L1 and L2 cache on ARM64 core?

More open questions:

> This requirement is the part of the early fault prediction by taking
> action when large number of corrected errors reported on a CPU core
> before it causing serious faults.

And do you know of actual real-life examples where this is really the
case? Do you have any users who report a large error count on ARM CPUs,
originating from the caches and that something like that would really

Because from my x86 CPUs limited experience, the cache arrays are mostly
fine and errors reported there are not something that happens very
frequently so we don't even need to collect and count those.

So is this something which you need to have in order to check a box
somewhere that there is some functionality or is there an actual
real-life use case behind it which a customer has requested?

Open question from James with my reply to it:

On Thu, Oct 01, 2020 at 06:16:03PM +0100, James Morse wrote:
> If the corrected-count is available somewhere, can't this policy be
> made in user-space?

You mean rasdaemon goes and offlines CPUs when certain thresholds are
reached? Sure. It would be much more flexible too.

First we answer questions and discuss, then we code.


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Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-02 12:22 Shiju Jose
2020-10-02 12:22 ` [RFC PATCH 1/7] RAS/CEC: Replace the macro PFN with ELEM_NO Shiju Jose
2020-10-02 12:22 ` [RFC PATCH 2/7] RAS/CEC: Replace pfns_poisoned with elems_poisoned Shiju Jose
2020-10-02 12:22 ` [RFC PATCH 3/7] RAS/CEC: Move X86 MCE specific code under CONFIG_X86_MCE Shiju Jose
2020-10-02 12:22 ` [RFC PATCH 4/7] RAS/CEC: Modify cec_mod_work() for common use Shiju Jose
2020-10-02 12:22 ` [RFC PATCH 5/7] RAS/CEC: Add support for errors count check on short time period Shiju Jose
2020-10-02 12:22 ` [RFC PATCH 6/7] RAS/CEC: Add CPU Correctable Error Collector to isolate an erroneous CPU core Shiju Jose
2020-10-02 12:22 ` [RFC PATCH 7/7] ACPI / APEI: Add reporting ARM64 CPU correctable errors to the CEC Shiju Jose
2020-10-02 12:43 ` Borislav Petkov [this message]
2020-10-02 15:38   ` [RFC PATCH 0/7] RAS/CEC: Extend CEC for errors count check on short time period Shiju Jose
2020-10-02 17:33     ` James Morse
2020-10-02 18:02       ` Borislav Petkov
2020-10-06 16:13       ` Shiju Jose
2020-10-07 16:45         ` James Morse
2020-10-02 16:04   ` Luck, Tony

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