Oracle Linux 7: /var/log/mcelog File Not Created by Default - How to Create
(Doc ID 2679670.1)
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
The Machine Check Exception (MCE) log file (/var/log/mcelog) is used by the mcelog.service unit to record critical hardware/software events.
Unlike previous releases, the log file is not created by default on Oracle Linux 7 (OL7).
The change in behaviour is not considered a bug, but intended by design.
This document describes how to create the log file to ensure MCE messages are recorded.
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