Interpreting MCA error output

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Tue Oct 18 07:57:03 UTC 2011

On 18/10/2011, at 17:49, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
>> That would be absolutely helpful! After all, FreeBSD is primarily a
>> server OS, and where would one have ECC if not on servers. Being able
>> to determine what's wrong with memory would be certainly very valuable
>> for many admins.
> This has been done, and it was committed a couple days ago as
> sysutils/mcelog.  There are a couple thing about the port which bother
> me[1], and there is one warning which can be safely ignored (I'm a
> strong advocate of -Werror) but I do have a fix for that, but otherwise
> it's functional.

Do MCA log events cause anything in devd?

It would be _super_ neat if the mcelog port installed a devd rule which emailed root@ with the human readable version of an MCA exception :)

I suspect this wouldn't be too difficult to do for a JKH.

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