EDAC errors continuously reported in Linux system log
(Doc ID 819474.1)
Last updated on MARCH 12, 2021
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
You are running Oracle Enterprise Linux Release 4 Update 7 (OEL4 U7) or Enterprise Linux 5 Update 2 (OEL5 U2).
The system contains dedicated EDAC hardware, such as Intel 5000 Memory Controller found in a Dell PowerEdge M600 Blade server.
Every second, entries such as the following are reported in the /var/log/messages and ultimately the system hangs:
Apr 8 11:47:53 <HOSTNAME> kernel: EDAC i5000: NON-Retry Errors, bits= 0x800
Low-level hardware diagnostics fail to reveal any memory hardware issues.
You have recently installed or upgraded the system to Enterprise Linux 4 Update 7 (OEL4 U7) or Enterprise Linux 5 Update 2 (OEL5 U2).
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In this Document
|1. Blacklist the i5000_edac.ko module|
|2. Avoid The Race Condition|