Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90345
nomce explanation is wrong
Last modified: 2014-08-04 18:23:43 EDT
Description of problem:
The explanation for the use of "nomce" on compaq systems is wrong. The technical
is apparently "Compaq connected the external pin to the wrong value". I guess
the polite/end user summary is
"Early Compaq pentium machines may need this option because they do not support
processor error checking correctly."
"A few other laptops - notably those using the Radeon IGP chipset may need this
Thanks again for the feedback. I've edited the nomce boot option to read as follows:
This command disables self-diagnosis checks performed on the CPU. The kernel
enables self-diagnosis on the CPU by default (called 'Machine Check Exception').
Early Compaq Pentium systems may need this option as they do not support
processor error checking correctly. A few other laptops, notably those using
the Radeon IGP chipset, may also need this option.
This correction will appear in the next release of the documentation.