[CentOS] Machine check events

Tue Nov 26 12:25:55 UTC 2013
Glenn Eychaner <geychaner at mac.com>

Further investigation seems to indicate that these events should be handled
by "mcelog" or "mced". However, there is no /var/log/mcelog, nor do I have a
"mcelog" or "mced" binary, nor does yum seem to contain anything related
(based on "yum whatprovides '*/mcelog'" and similar queries).

Thus, I still don't know what to do with these errors.  Ignore them? I am
running 32-bit CentOS 6.4 (legacy software reasons).


On Nov 25, 2013, at 11:05 AM, Glenn Eychaner <geychaner at mac.com> wrote:

> On my new Haswell-based machines, I am occasionally seeing entries like the
> following in /var/log/messages:
> 	kernel: [Hardware Error]: Machine check events logged
> (I would not have even noticed them, except that they get flagged by logwatch.)
> These messages always occur alone, and don't seem to have a corresponding
> entry in any other log file in /var/log. How can I get more info about these
> messages?

Glenn Eychaner (geychaner at lco.cl)
Telescope Systems Programmer, Las Campanas Observatory