Re: [x86_64] how worried should I be about MCEs?

From: Andy Lutomirski
Date: Sat Apr 30 2005 - 16:03:39 EST

bert hubert wrote:
On Sat, Apr 30, 2005 at 01:16:49PM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:

Every now and then, after rebooting, the kernel notices some MCEs. Should I be worried about this?

If these reports are true, they would be worrying. But I find them a bit
hard to believe - the bit combinations don't appear to make sense.


I have an AMD64 machine which logs 'MCE reported' every once in a while but
otherwise functions perfectly and I haven't yet coaxed it into telling me
the content of the errors.

Might there be a bug here? How did you create this log?

This is from mcelog 0.3, dumped with a daily cron job to /var/log/mcelog. I think it came from 2.6.11-gentoo-r6 (which should be essentially

The machine is Athlon 64 3200+ (754), on an MSI K8T Neo-FIS2R, running a moderately old BIOS but one that has erratum #93 (or whatever it was) fixed.

Anything I should attach to provide more info?

I just upgraded to mcelog-0.4, but at this rate I don't expect a new dump for awhile.

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