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SubjectRe: [PATCH V17 01/11] acpi: apei: read ack upon ghes record consumption
Tyler,

On 19.05.17 14:32:03, Tyler Baicar wrote:
> A RAS (Reliability, Availability, Serviceability) controller
> may be a separate processor running in parallel with OS
> execution, and may generate error records for consumption by
> the OS. If the RAS controller produces multiple error records,
> then they may be overwritten before the OS has consumed them.
>
> The Generic Hardware Error Source (GHES) v2 structure
> introduces the capability for the OS to acknowledge the
> consumption of the error record generated by the RAS
> controller. A RAS controller supporting GHESv2 shall wait for
> the acknowledgment before writing a new error record, thus
> eliminating the race condition.
>
> Add support for parsing of GHESv2 sub-tables as well.
>
> Signed-off-by: Tyler Baicar <tbaicar@codeaurora.org>
> CC: Jonathan (Zhixiong) Zhang <zjzhang@codeaurora.org>
> Reviewed-by: James Morse <james.morse@arm.com>
> ---
> drivers/acpi/apei/ghes.c | 59 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
> drivers/acpi/apei/hest.c | 7 ++++--
> include/acpi/ghes.h | 5 +++-
> 3 files changed, 65 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

> static int ghes_proc(struct ghes *ghes)
> {
> int rc;
> @@ -661,6 +704,16 @@ static int ghes_proc(struct ghes *ghes)
> ghes_estatus_cache_add(ghes->generic, ghes->estatus);
> }
> ghes_do_proc(ghes, ghes->estatus);
> +
> + /*
> + * GHESv2 type HEST entries introduce support for error acknowledgment,
> + * so only acknowledge the error if this support is present.
> + */
> + if (is_hest_type_generic_v2(ghes)) {
> + rc = ghes_ack_error(ghes->generic_v2);
> + if (rc)
> + return rc;
> + }
> out:
> ghes_clear_estatus(ghes);
> return rc;

was there any specific reason why the ack is sent before clearing the
block status? Spec says the ack should be sent at last.

Also, the block is never cleared if ghes_ack_error() returns an error.
IMO we should fall through and clear the block status (this will
change anyway if the bloc status is cleared first).

-Robert

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