FreeBSD 6.x CVSUP today crashes with zero load ...
imb at protected-networks.net
Mon Jun 26 22:28:27 UTC 2006
> Of course not. You only panic once you have no other options left.
> Proper hardware with ECC give you these options. I am not talking
> consumer grade crap here of course.
I agree that no panic should occur if the error was correctable and it
should when it isn't.
However, *real* equipment will log a corrected error .. from an aging Dell
1-U server ..
Handle 0x0024, DMI type 15, 33 bytes
System Event Log
Area Length: 4096 bytes
Header Start Offset: 0x0000
Header Length: 16 bytes
Data Start Offset: 0x0010
Access Method: Memory-mapped physical 32-bit address
Access Address: 0xFFF33000
Status: Valid, Not Full
Change Token: 0x00000000
Header Format: Type 1
Supported Log Type Descriptors: 5
Descriptor 1: POST error
Data Format 1: POST results bitmap
Descriptor 2: Parity memory error
Data Format 2: Multiple-event
Descriptor 3: I/O channel block
Data Format 3: Multiple-event
Descriptor 4: Single-bit ECC memory error
Data Format 4: Multiple-event
Descriptor 5: Multi-bit ECC memory error
Data Format 5: Multiple-event
.. So the logs are there, all that's required is a utility to read them
and, optionally, alert the administrator to the event,
Michael Butler, CISSP
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