Help understnading dmesg error, please
stanb at panix.com
Thu Aug 5 12:19:04 UTC 2010
On Wed, Aug 04, 2010 at 10:22:43AM -0700, NoOp wrote:
> On 08/04/2010 10:14 AM, NoOp wrote:
> > On 08/04/2010 08:00 AM, stan wrote:
> >> I have a Sun U40 that I use for my workstation. It's running the latest
> >> verion of Ubuntu, including the latest kernel released a few days agao. I
> >> am getting a continuing stream of the follwing erros in dmesg:
> >> [ 2195.640074] EDAC MC1: CE - no information available: amd64_edacError
> >> Overflow
> >> [ 2196.650041] Northbridge Error, node 1
> >> [ 2196.650049] K8 ECC error.
> >> [ 2196.650054] EDAC amd64 MC1: CE ERROR_ADDRESS= 0x17a4fa240
> >> [ 2196.650064] EDAC MC1: CE page 0x17a4fa, offset 0x240, grain 0, syndrome
> >> 0xa8, row 0, channel 0, label "": amd64_edac
> >> [
> >> I have several more of these machines, and they do not seem to be getting
> >> these errors. Can any help me interpet what the kernel is trying to tell
> >> me?
> > See:
> > http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/edac.txt
> Sorry, forgot this one:
I ran metets86+ overnight, and it detected no errors. Should I trus it, or
the kernel? If the former, can I disable this checking to avoid all this
noise which might hide a real issue?
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