ECC memory driver in FreeBSD 10?
ndenev at gmail.com
Sat Apr 7 06:00:56 UTC 2012
On Apr 6, 2012, at 2:48 PM, O. Hartmann wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to force FreeBSD 10 to maintain/watch ECC errors
> reported by UEFI (or BIOS).
> Since ECC is said to be essential for server systems both in buisness
> and science and I do not question this, I was wondering if I can not
> report ECC errors via a watchdog or UEFI (ACPI?) report to syslog
> facility on FreeBSD.
> FreeBSD is supposed to be a server operating system, as far as I know,
> so I believe there must be something which didn't have revealed itself
> to me, yet.
> Thanks in advance,
If the hardware supports it, such errors should be logged as MCEs (Machine Check Exceptions).
I can say for sure it works pretty well with Dell servers, as I had one with failing RAM module, and
it reported the corrected ECC errors in dmesg.
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