Bug 177199 - mcelog should be run much more frequently than daily
mcelog should be run much more frequently than daily
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mcelog (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jon Masters
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Reported: 2006-01-07 03:18 EST by Dan Hollis
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: FC5
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Last Closed: 2006-09-21 22:12:06 EDT
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Description Dan Hollis 2006-01-07 03:18:37 EST
Description of problem:
mcelog should be run much more frequently than daily.

machine checks are usually signs of extreme hardware badness and imminent doom.

running mcelog daily pretty much guarantees your /var/log/mcelog will be empty
as the machine will have crashed long before mcelog ever had a chance to run
(from direct experience, on x86_64).

i would recommend hourly at a _minimum_.

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ideally, mcelog should sit with /dev/mcelog open and decode the machine checks
as they come in.
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2006-05-17 16:50:17 EDT
changed to hourly in the next update.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2006-09-21 22:12:06 EDT
Closing bugs in MODIFIED state from prior Fedora releases. If this bug persists
in a current Fedora release (such as Fedora Core 5 or later), please reopen and
set the version appropriately.

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