[PATCH] powerpc/eeh: trivial fix to non-conventional PCI address output on EEH log

Guilherme G. Piccoli gpiccoli at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Wed Aug 3 23:50:58 AEST 2016

On 07/24/2016 10:46 PM, Gavin Shan wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 10:47:13AM +1000, Michael Ellerman wrote:
>> "Guilherme G. Piccoli" <gpiccoli at linux.vnet.ibm.com> writes:
>>> This is a very minor/trivial fix for the output of PCI address on EEH logs.
>>> The PCI address on "OF node" field currently is using ":" as a separator
>>> for the function, but the usual separator is ".". This patch changes the
>>> separator for dot, so the PCI address is printed as usual.
>>> No functional changes were introduced.
>> What consumes the log? Can it cope with us changing the formatting?
> The log is printed by pr_warn() as part of the EEH kernel log. Also,
> it's argument passed to RTAS call "ibm,slot-error-detail" and it's
> put into the user data section of the RTAS call's output, which is
> used by RTAS daemon (rtasd) then. I don't see anyone expects fixed
> format for it in the user data section.
> The format was ever adjusted in commit 0ed352dddbfc ("powerpc/eeh:
> Reduce lines of log dump") on Jul 17 2014. No complains received
> against it so far. I guess nobody cares about the format or there
> is a alarm isn't raised yet :)
> Thanks,
> Gavin

Quick follow-up on this: RTAS daemon stores the information captured via 
ibm,slot-error-detail in a log file, which can be accessed using the 
command "rtas_dump -f /var/log/platform". More information on this can 
be found in 

I was able to check this log and the EEH PCI address output was there, 
in ascii text format.



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