Posted Aug 31, 2009 23:34 UTC (Mon) by jzbiciak (✭ supporter ✭, #5246)
In reply to: HWPOISON by dlang
Parent article: HWPOISON
You're missing the point. MCE is the mechanism by which the hardware reports the bad page to the operating system. "Action Optional" means the OS can do just as you suggest: Try to keep everything running as smoothly as possible and only bringing down the affected tasks if any.
You seem to be assuming "machine check" means "machine halt." It's just the name of the exception vector.