Re: NMI ??

Maciej W. Rozycki (
Fri, 30 Apr 1999 17:00:22 +0200 (MET DST)

On Thu, 29 Apr 1999, Alan Cox wrote:

> The PII and the like have two ways of handling failures the chip detects. THe
> default behaviour is a shutdown cycle, a reboot. The optional behaviour is
> to take a machine check exception (ie an 'oh shit' trap). That lets you
> find out what exploded and will report stuff like cache parity errors

Even Pentium CPUs have a limited MCE feature.

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
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