Kernel messages about the clock timer
knuffie at xs4all.nl
Thu Nov 29 02:30:00 CST 2001
We have a Dell PE2500 with 2 1.13Ghz processors and 2GB of ram and highmem
We are currently running Red Hat Linux 7.1 with a kernel compiled from
Which is the Red Hat Update kernel patched with XFS. (Good Enough Arjan? :)
Nov 28 14:03:51 coltex-2 kernel: probable hardware bug: clock timer
configuration lost - probably a VIA686a motherboard.
Nov 28 14:03:51 coltex-2 kernel: probable hardware bug: restoring chip
These messages seem a bit odd. The PowerEdge 2500 has a Serverworks chipset
so what is it doing here?
It seems that the Progress 9 databases that we run on top of the OS are
affected and produce errors related to corruptin which according to the
help file might be hardware related.
Here is the complete message from the Progress KnowledgeBase that describes
the error wew are receiving.
This solution defines Progress Error 49 (Memory Violation) and
provides possible ways to correct it. The error reads:
SYSTEM ERROR: Memory Violation. (49)
This fatal error has a number of possible causes. Most commonly it
appears in the following instances:
- Not enough memory or corrupted memory on the machine.
- Not enough configured swap space on the machine.
[seth at coltex-2 seth]$ free
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 2057736 2052132 5604 53608 0 1569376
-/+ buffers/cache: 482756 1574980
Swap: 4096496 14600 4081896
The kernel is also compiled with the ECC memory detection.
- Hardware failure.
- Corrupt compiled code (.r file).
The code is not compiled and is interpreted on the fly.
- Corrupt Progress executable (for example, _progres).
md5 matches with installation.
- A Progress executable compiled under an incompatible operating
system or operating system level.
It is on the Progress supported OS list.
- Corrupt data.
Datbaser was reloaded just 1 week ago and the machine did not crash in between.
- Possible .bi file corruption.
- Progress bug.
- Newly upgraded Progress installation.
I am just trying to make sure everything is alright since this machine will
be our production database machine starting next week. We have been testing
the machine for over a month now and this is the first time we received
Every program has two purposes one for which
it was written and another for which it wasn't
I use the last kind.
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