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KernelTrap: Memory Error Handling

Jun 17, 2005, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])

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"Russ Anderson posted a Request For Comment document on the lkml discussing the development of a common infrastructure for the Linux kernel for dealing with memory errors. He explained that the effort began with work on the ia64 architecture, 'there has been considerable work on recovering from Machine Check Aborts (MCAs) in arch/ia64. One result is that many memory errors encountered by user applications no longer cause a kernel panic. The application is terminated, but linux and other applications keep running. Additional improvements are becoming dependent on mainline linux support...'"

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