[CentOS] An odd IPMI problem

mark m.roth at 5-cent.us
Thu Mar 11 12:39:02 UTC 2010


Peter Kjellstrom wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 March 2010, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> ...
>> $ insmod
>> /lib/modules/2.6.18-164.11.1.el5/kernel/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si.ko
>> ports=0xca2 slave_addrs=0x10
>> insmod: error inserting
>> '/lib/modules/2.6.18-164.11.1.el5/kernel/drivers/char/ipmi/ipmi_si.ko': -1
>> No such device
>>
>> and in the log
>> Mar 10 11:24:36 south kernel: IPMI System Interface driver.
>> Mar 10 11:24:36 south kernel: ipmi_si: Trying hardcoded-specified kcs
>> state machine at i/o address 0xca2, slave address 0x0, irq 0
>> Mar 10 11:26:28 south kernel: ipmi_si: There appears to be no BMC at this
>> location
>> Mar 10 11:26:28 south kernel: ipmi_si: Trying SMBIOS-specified kcs state
>> machine at i/o address 0xca2, slave address 0x20, irq 0
>> Mar 10 11:28:20 south kernel: ipmi_si: There appears to be no BMC at this
>> location
>> Mar 10 11:30:12 south kernel: ipmi_si: Unable to find any System
>> Interface(s)
> 
> Seems to me that the IPMI driver can't find the IPMI hardware. What kind of 
> server are you trying this on? Is it known to work with the IPMI-driver in 
> vanilla CentOS-5.4?
<snip>
You seem to have missed the beginning of my original post, where I said that it 
had been running fine for 10 days, then *stopped* working. The server's still 
up, though I haven't been into the data center to see if the idiot red led 
"fault light" is blinking on (and that has no blink code, just "there's a 
problem" is what the docs say).

	mark

	mark
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