[Gllug] Diagnosing hardware faults

Richard Jones rich at annexia.org
Thu Dec 2 10:00:01 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 10:17:15AM +0000, Tethys wrote:
> --------
> Alain Williams writes:
> >Can you get a console on it (non GUI), anything appear as it dies ?
> Good thinking. The console was full of machine check exception errors.
> Unfortunately, I have no idea what they mean, and my google-fu isn't
> strong enough to assist me.
> Running mcelog --ascii on the contents of the console gives me:

I've found mcelog to be obscure too.  One machine I have appears to
give regular MCEs in an L2 cache, but it's not clear from the error
which socket or whether the error is important or not.

Anyone have any good pointers to documentation on mcelog or general
description of how it works and what it collects?


Richard Jones
Red Hat
Gllug mailing list  -  Gllug at gllug.org.uk

More information about the GLLUG mailing list