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Bug#799015: ITP: rasdaemon -- utility to receive RAS error messages

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Al Stone <ahs3@debian.org>

* Package name    : rasdaemon
  Version         : 0.5.6
  Upstream Author : Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@infradead.org>
* URL             : https://apps.fedorahosted.org/packages/rasdaemon
* License         : GPL-2
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : utility to receive RAS error messages

rasdaemon is a RAS (Reliability, Availability and Serviceability) logging
tool.  It currently records memory errors, using the EDAC tracing events.
EDAC are drivers in the Linux kernel that handle detection of ECC errors
from memory controllers for most chipsets on x86 and ARM architectures.
This userspace component consists of an init script which makes sure EDAC
drivers and DIMM labels are loaded at system startup, as well as a utility
for reporting current error counts from the EDAC sysfs files.

While the edac-utils package provides similar information, the intent of
this project is to add extensive RAS information provided by the ACPI APEI
(ACPI Platform Error Interfaces, Section 18 of the specification) over time.
Hence, the plan is that this package will grow beyond reporting EDAC

This package will be maintained by the submitter as part of his daily job
responsibilities.  And while the submitter is currently a new user of this
tool, he will be using it much more frequently and will be providing new
and extended functionality over time.

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