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authorBorislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>2015-08-12 16:29:42 (GMT)
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>2015-08-13 08:12:53 (GMT)
commit9b45ef443acde55526485db37440cd3e8f03d544 (patch)
tree2dc6eee4556a1295715f052fb0df93fdbe3f5fb9 /drivers/ras
parent1b48465500611a2dc5e75800c61ac352e22d41c3 (diff)
RAS: Add a menuconfig option with descriptive text
Text taken a previous patch from "Gong Chen" <gong.chen@linux.intel.com>. Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de> Cc: Gong Chen <gong.chen@linux.intel.com> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: Tony Luck <tony.luck@intel.com> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1439396985-12812-11-git-send-email-bp@alien8.de Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/ras')
-rw-r--r--drivers/ras/Kconfig34
1 files changed, 32 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/ras/Kconfig b/drivers/ras/Kconfig
index f9da613..e5f0a43 100644
--- a/drivers/ras/Kconfig
+++ b/drivers/ras/Kconfig
@@ -1,2 +1,32 @@
-config RAS
- bool
+menuconfig RAS
+ bool "Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS) features"
+ help
+ Reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) is a computer
+ hardware engineering term. Computers designed with higher levels
+ of RAS have a multitude of features that protect data integrity
+ and help them stay available for long periods of time without
+ failure.
+
+ Reliability can be defined as the probability that the system will
+ produce correct outputs up to some given time. Reliability is
+ enhanced by features that help to avoid, detect and repair hardware
+ faults.
+
+ Availability is the probability a system is operational at a given
+ time, i.e. the amount of time a device is actually operating as the
+ percentage of total time it should be operating.
+
+ Serviceability or maintainability is the simplicity and speed with
+ which a system can be repaired or maintained; if the time to repair
+ a failed system increases, then availability will decrease.
+
+ Note that Reliability and Availability are distinct concepts:
+ Reliability is a measure of the ability of a system to function
+ correctly, including avoiding data corruption, whereas Availability
+ measures how often it is available for use, even though it may not
+ be functioning correctly. For example, a server may run forever and
+ so have ideal availability, but may be unreliable, with frequent
+ data corruption.
+
+if RAS
+endif

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