By user9148476 on Jun 17, 2010
Looking forward to the forthcoming products!
In OpenSolaris today, the groundwork is there for building FMA topology sourced from platform firmware structures. Also, a rich set of platform agnostic CPU and memory diagnosis rules. I've also heard that the IO diagnosis rules will be moving toward platform independent constructs in the Rainbow Falls time frame as well. (I'm talking about the chipset specific IO rules; PCI/PCIE rules have been common across platforms for quite some time.)
Mental note for a future blog...once the reference implementation is out, I should write about how a platform team can go about deploying the platform independent enumerator and diagnosis rules in more details. For those looking at OpenSPARC and building a system, delivering top notch CPU and Memory FMA requires zero Solaris code changes. :wq