PE R905 Northbridge Error

J. Epperson Dell at epperson.homelinux.net
Tue Sep 14 09:04:45 CDT 2010


On Tue, September 14, 2010 09:14, Clark, Patti wrote:
> I have 3 R905 servers with 128GB RAM.  Each of these servers has had the
> following errors appear in their system logs at least once.  I have
> searched the 'net each time it has happened without finding anything
> useful.  Errors always give me a concern, but this behavior seems to be
> spurious without any consequences.  Does anyone know why these are
> generated and whether they need attention?
>
> Sep  2 01:52:32 lxdb2.osti.gov kernel:  Northbridge Error, node 1, core:
> -1
> Sep  2 01:52:32 lxdb2.osti.gov kernel: K8 ECC error.
>
>

Characterized as "benign GART TLB walk errors" on the linux-kernel mailing
list.  Possible BIOS workaround and kernel patch cited.

http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/linux-kernel/2009/12/15/4519803



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