On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 06:55:55PM +0000, James Morse wrote:
> Hello!
> The aim of this series is to wire arm64's SDEI into APEI.
> What's SDEI? Its ARM's "Software Delegated Exception Interface" [0]. It's
> used by firmware to tell the OS about firmware-first RAS events.
> These Software exceptions can interrupt anything, so I describe them as
> NMI-like. They aren't the only NMI-like way to notify the OS about
> firmware-first RAS events, the ACPI spec also defines 'NOTFIY_SEA' and
> (Acronyms: SEA, Synchronous External Abort. The CPU requested some memory,
> but the owner of that memory said no. These are always synchronous with the
> instruction that caused them. SEI, System-Error Interrupt, commonly called
> SError. This is an asynchronous external abort, the memory-owner didn't say no
> at the right point. Collectively these things are called external-aborts
> How is firmware involved? It traps these and re-injects them into the kernel
> once its written the CPER records).

Thank you about those! This is how people should write 0/N introductory
messages with fancy new abbreviations.



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