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Kernel Errors Present / Error in microcode

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  1. azweb

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    Hi, I'm getting the following errors in Logwatch:


    WARNING: Kernel Errors Present
    EXT3-fs warning: mounting fs with errors, running e2fsck ...: 2 Time(s)
    hda: dma_intr: error=0x04 { DriveStat ...: 2 Time(s)
    hda: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } ...: 2 Time(s)
    hda: error waiting for DMA ...: 2 Time(s)
    hda: set_drive_speed_status: error=0xd0 { BadSector ...: 2 Time(s)
    hda: set_drive_speed_status: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error } ...: 2 Time(s)
    microcode: Error in the microcode ...: 2 Time(s)
    microcode: error! Bad data in mic ...: 2 Time(s)


    I am running cPanel 10.8.1-R30 with kernel 2.4.21-32.0.1.EL. I tried to upgrade to kernel-2.4.21-37.EL but when I reboot, the server got locked up and took the tech hours to get it restarted with the old kernel. Is this a harddrive related problem? Thank you.
     
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    Are you only getting those errors on server reboot or do you get them all the time? If you get them all the time then /dev/hda is on its way out and you should get it replaced ASAP.
     
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    Microcode fix bugs, generally speaking.

    What is your OS?
    Did you upgrade kernel-utils-xxxx as well?

    What do you get when running these commands:
    rpm -qa | grep kernel
     
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    Everything was fine in logwatch a couple of days ago. Then I tried to update the kernel to 2.4.21-37, I did lilo -v -v and everything was fine. When I rebooted, it never powered up and the datacenter had to reboot it for me. That's when logwatch started to show the errors. The tech advised to do a fsck. But I decided to try to update the kernel again to see if it would solve the problem, and the same thing happened where it wouldn't reboot by itself, and this time, the datacenter rebooted but it didn't power up until hours later and did a manual fsck. I'm going to see what logwatch will show tonight.
     
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    OS is RHE 3

    I think I upgraded kernel-utils. Not sure. When I run "rpm -qa | grep kernel" I get:

    kernel-utils-2.4-8.37.1
    kernel-2.4.21-20.EL
    kernel-2.4.21-15.EL
    kernel-2.4.21-32.0.1.EL
    kernel-2.4.21-37.EL
    kernel-source-2.4.21-9.0.1.EL
    kernel-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL
    kernel-2.4.21-27.0.4.EL
    kernel-smp-2.4.21-9.0.1.EL
    kernel-2.4.21-9.0.1.EL
    kernel-smp-2.4.21-4.0.1.EL
    kernel-pcmcia-cs-3.1.31-13
     
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    This is what I got last night in Logwatch. Looks like it got better?

    WARNING: Kernel Errors Present
    hda: error waiting for DMA ...: 2 Time(s)
    microcode: Error in the microcode ...: 2 Time(s)
    microcode: error! Bad data in mic ...: 2 Time(s)
     
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    When you were upgrading your kernel, have you upgraded the kernel-utils rpm at the same time?

    The latest version of kernel-utils for the kernel-2.4.21-37.EL is kernel-utils-2.4-8.37.12, which doesn't appear to be the version you have installed. It might be worth upgrading that as well as kernel-utils does include microcode tools.
     
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    Upgrading the kernel-utils-xxxx is what I was referring to in my note two days ago. You also need to remove old kernels, although it is not necessary. You also need to make sure that your system reads/loads the new kernel.
     
  9. azweb

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    I do not get any errors in LogWatch anymore but will see what happens when I upgrade the kernel and kernel-utils.

    Thanks for the help chirpy and AndyReed!
     
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