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authorAndi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>2009-04-28 23:37:02 +0200
committerH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>2009-05-28 09:24:13 -0700
commit172d899db4bf0beb7766d583379e5ed552130e4a (patch)
tree8685a2ee123ff2f63652ddc848b9ae37a9d4736c /Documentation/Changes
parentde5619dfef76ddb403eb7c6de39c0130166c5dc3 (diff)
x86, mce: document new 32bit mcelog requirement in Documentation/Changes
Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> Signed-off-by: Hidetoshi Seto <seto.hidetoshi@jp.fujitsu.com> Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
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diff --git a/Documentation/Changes b/Documentation/Changes
index b95082be4d5e..d21b3b5aa543 100644
--- a/Documentation/Changes
+++ b/Documentation/Changes
@@ -48,6 +48,7 @@ o procps 3.2.0 # ps --version
o oprofile 0.9 # oprofiled --version
o udev 081 # udevinfo -V
o grub 0.93 # grub --version
+o mcelog 0.6
Kernel compilation
@@ -276,6 +277,16 @@ before running exportfs or mountd. It is recommended that all NFS
services be protected from the internet-at-large by a firewall where
that is possible.
+In Linux 2.6.31+ the i386 kernel needs to run the mcelog utility
+as a regular cronjob similar to the x86-64 kernel to process and log
+machine check events when CONFIG_X86_NEW_MCE is enabled. Machine check
+events are errors reported by the CPU. Processing them is strongly encouraged.
+All x86-64 kernels since 2.6.4 require the mcelog utility to
+process machine checks.
Getting updated software
@@ -365,6 +376,10 @@ FUSE
o <http://sourceforge.net/projects/fuse>
+o <ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/cpu/mce/mcelog/>

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