18.2. Relationship between OSPM and System FirmwareΒΆ

Both OSPM and system firmware play important roles in hardware error handling. APEI improves the methods by which both of these can contribute to the task of hardware error handling in a complementary fashion. APEI allows the hardware platform vendor to determine whether the firmware or OSPM will own key hardware error resources. APEI also allows the firmware to pass control of hardware error resources to OSPM when appropriate.