Interpreting MCA error output
avg at FreeBSD.org
Tue Oct 18 13:21:29 UTC 2011
on 18/10/2011 14:33 Jeremy Chadwick said the following:
> Why? Most MCEs on FreeBSD will panic the machine.
Incorrect. Correctable MCEs should not panic a machine. Uncorrectable should.
> I would need to go
> through the MCA code to see what all gets handled elegantly,
> but I
> imagine there isn't much.
Please defer your imagination.
> Also, isn't devd for device removal/insertions?
Not only. It might have started like that, but now it is almost a generic
mechanism for kernel to userland notifications (e.g. ACPI events).
> This would be using
> devd for something it isn't intended for. I guess I have "moral
> objections" to it. What you're really wanting is Solaris's fmd(1m)
> daemon, which I believe is also tied heavily into Solaris's smf(5)
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