Re: Linux & ECC memory

James H. Cloos Jr. (
Fri, 15 Nov 1996 10:54:14 -0600

>>>>> "Kenneth" == Kenneth Albanowski <> writes:

Kenneth> This is what I'm curious about. Does Linux's NMI code attempt
Kenneth> to work around some memory problems, or does it just panic?

>From asm/i386/kernel/traps.c (w/ the indents shrunk to fit in 80 cols):

asmlinkage void do_nmi(struct pt_regs * regs, long error_code)
printk("Uhhuh. NMI received. Dazed and confused, but trying to continue\n");
printk("You probably have a hardware problem with your RAM chips or a\n");
printk("power saving mode enabled.\n");


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