x86/x64 Systems With Intel Xeon E7 Family Processors (Westmere-EX) May Panic During an MCE Event
(Doc ID 1482528.1)
Last updated on JULY 29, 2016
Applies to:3rd-Party Hardware - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Sun Fire X4470 Server - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 8/11 U10 [Release 10.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
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The prescribed issue occurs more frequently on idle systems or systems with a very low workload. The low workload pattern causes the CPUs to frequently switch between C-State levels. Each time this occurs, an MCE is generated, thus increasing the number of MCE's and further increasing the chances of the system panicing.
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