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XEN Error Message "PM-Timer failed consistency check (0xffffff) - aborting."

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 with XEN Service Pack 2 (SLES 12 XEN SP2)


In SLES 12 XEN SP2 the following error message may be reported in dmesg:
"PM-Timer failed consistency check (0xffffff) - aborting."


This error message on SLES 12 XEN SP2 does not indicate any failure condition and it can be safely ignored.


The PM timer can't be used by any XEN guest including dom0 because it is under the control of the hypervisor.  This error message is indicating this condition.


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  • Document ID:7018638
  • Creation Date: 17-Feb-2017
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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