acpi_smbus_read_2: AE_ERROR 0x10 on a Mac Pro running -STABLE

Nate Lawson nate at
Mon Jul 16 15:44:02 UTC 2007

George Hartzell wrote:
> Doug Barton writes:
>  > George Hartzell wrote:
>  > 
>  > > The top of the dmesg -v output seems to have scrolled out of the
>  > > buffer.
>  > 
>  > You may be able to find what you're looking for in
>  > /var/run/dmesg.boot, or you could enable the console log facility in
>  > syslog.conf.
> dmesg.boot is also missing a lot of stuff off the top.  enabling
> console.* in syslog.conf doesn't pick up anything until fairly late in
> the boot process.
> It looks like I can add a MSGBUF_SIZE option to my kernel config and
> bump up the size of the buffer.  Don't know what the downside would be
> if I make it too big, but I'll give it a try if it's useful.
> Nate, is there info that you're missing up at the top of my verbose
> dmesg output?

No, it's fine.  However, we do need to reduce bootverbose since it's
grown a bit too large lately.

> Is it odd that my mac pro (a workstation) is trying to talk to a smart
> battery (I don't know that it has *any* battery...).

Hmm.  I'll see what I can find in the ASL.


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