Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 485361
INFO test always fail with a tainted kernel value of 16 in RHEL4.7 x86_64
Last modified: 2014-03-25 20:56:20 EDT
Description of problem:
Installation of RHEL4.7 X86_64 with full software package installed. This causes a tainted kernel with a /proc/sys/kernel/tainted value of 16. The error causes a INFO test job always fail for hardware certification. but PASSED on RHEL4.7 X86 with full software package installed.
The issue is similar to Bug 481690
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
HTS version 5.2 release 20
RHEL4.7 x86_64 kernel-largesmp-2.6.9-78.EL
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL4.7 x86_64 with full software package installed
2. Check contents of /proc/sys/kernel/tainted
3. Value is 16 (non-zero)
4. Run 'hts certify --test info' or any other test that includes INFO, INFO will
INFO fail with Tainted kernel.
Non-tainted kernel with INFO pass.
INFO test PASSED on RHEL4.7 X86 with full software package installed without tainted kernel
Verified and Passed INFO testing on RHEL4.6 x86_64 (full software package installed) without tainted kernel
A value of 16 most likely means your box suffered from an unknown MCE which means you'll need to check the system board logs to find out. The typical cause is bad RAM but it isn't exclusive to this.
This strange problem fixed with our stable firmware and thanks to Rob for your great information.