mcelog fails to start in VMware environments utilizing Ivy and Sandy Bridge CPUs

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3


mcelog fails to start on virtual machines in VMware environments equipped with Ivy or Sandy Bridge CPUs. The error messages seen are:

mcelog start
Starting mcelog... failed
startproc:  exit status of parent of /usr/sbin/mcelog: 1
mcelog: Failed to set imc_log on cpu 0
: No such file or directory


Please apply the latest mcelog package. (mcelog-1.0.2013. or later)

zypper update mcelog


When the icm log is tried to get activated the virtualized CPU returns an error.


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  • Document ID:7004434
  • Creation Date: 23-Oct-2013
  • Modified Date:28-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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