Bug 693392 - x86: mce: don't print "human readable" messages for corrected errors
Summary: x86: mce: don't print "human readable" messages for corrected errors
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 688281
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel
Version: 6.1
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Prarit Bhargava
QA Contact: Red Hat Kernel QE team
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Blocks: GSS_6_2_PROPOSED 697582
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Reported: 2011-04-04 14:37 UTC by Robert Binkhorst
Modified: 2018-11-14 13:21 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-04-09 14:24:11 UTC
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Description Robert Binkhorst 2011-04-04 14:37:55 UTC
Description of problem:

On the x86 platform when there is a corrected MCE error it prints the following messages:
Mar 29 17:52:19 server1 kernel: [Hardware Error]: No human readable MCE decoding support on this CPU type.
Mar 29 17:52:19 server1 kernel: [Hardware Error]: Run the message through 'mcelog --ascii' to decode.

It should however only print them in case of a panic as per the upstream commit:

The "human readable" message is not useful for corrected
errors. There's no reason to run mcelog --ascii and the
error is logged anyways. And it's pr_emerg, which is not
needed for a corrected error.

Only print it during panic.

These messages are confusing to the less experienced admin.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL-6.1 beta

How reproducible:
On a system installed with RHEL-6.1 beta with correctable MCE errors you will see these messages.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a machine with RHEL-6.1 beta
2. Wait for MCE errors to be corrected
Actual results:
The system logs superfluous messages

Expected results:
These messages should only be printed in case of a panic.

Additional info:
Upstream commit that resolves this:

Comment 2 RHEL Program Management 2011-04-09 14:19:31 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion
in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has 
requested further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed 
products. This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update release.

Comment 3 Prarit Bhargava 2011-04-09 14:24:11 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 688281 ***

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