[Linux-PowerEdge] Fwd: syslog gets hosed with CPU power messages

Fred van Zwieten fvzwieten at vxcompany.com
Mon Sep 2 13:57:38 CDT 2013


Hi,

We have a bunch of R620's with up-to-date RHEL6.4 OS on them. BIOS is 1.6.0
and system firmware 1.37.35 (Build 02). Afaik all is current level.

I get this in my /var/log/messages file:

Sep  2 10:28:14 svg008 kernel: CPU1: Core power limit normal
Sep  2 10:28:14 svg008 kernel: CPU3: Core power limit normal
Sep  2 10:28:14 svg008 kernel: CPU5: Core power limit normal
Sep  2 10:28:14 svg008 kernel: CPU7: Core power limit normal
Sep  2 10:28:14 svg008 kernel: CPU3: Package power limit normal
Sep  2 10:28:14 svg008 kernel: CPU5: Package power limit normal
Sep  2 11:36:22 svg008 kernel: CPU1: Core power limit notification (total
events = 93314)
Sep  2 11:36:22 svg008 kernel: CPU3: Core power limit notification (total
events = 93290)
Sep  2 11:36:22 svg008 kernel: CPU5: Core power limit notification (total
events = 93304)
Sep  2 11:36:22 svg008 kernel: CPU7: Core power limit notification (total
events = 92976)
Sep  2 11:36:22 svg008 kernel: CPU3: Package power limit notification
(total events = 93802)
Sep  2 11:36:22 svg008 kernel: CPU5: Package power limit notification
(total events = 93911)
Sep  2 11:36:22 svg008 kernel: CPU7: Package power limit notification
(total events = 93754)
Sep  2 11:36:22 svg008 kernel: CPU1: Package power limit notification
(total events = 93562)
Sep  2 11:36:22 svg008 kernel: CPU1: Core power limit normal
Sep  2 11:36:22 svg008 kernel: CPU3: Core power limit normal
Sep  2 11:36:22 svg008 kernel: CPU5: Core power limit normal
Sep  2 11:36:22 svg008 kernel: CPU7: Core power limit normal
Sep  2 11:36:22 svg008 kernel: CPU3: Package power limit normal
Sep  2 11:58:24 svg008 kernel: CPU7: Core power limit notification (total
events = 93803)
Sep  2 11:58:24 svg008 kernel: CPU1: Core power limit notification (total
events = 94144)
Sep  2 11:58:24 svg008 kernel: CPU3: Core power limit notification (total
events = 94120)
Sep  2 11:58:24 svg008 kernel: CPU5: Core power limit notification (total
events = 94133)
Sep  2 11:58:24 svg008 kernel: CPU1: Package power limit notification
(total events = 94382)
Sep  2 11:58:24 svg008 kernel: CPU3: Package power limit notification
(total events = 94632)
Sep  2 11:58:24 svg008 kernel: CPU5: Package power limit notification
(total events = 94743)
Sep  2 11:58:24 svg008 kernel: CPU7: Package power limit notification
(total events = 94584)
Sep  2 11:58:24 svg008 kernel: CPU7: Core power limit normal
Sep  2 12:23:11 svg008 kernel: CPU0: Core power limit notification (total
events = 965)
Sep  2 12:23:11 svg008 kernel: CPU2: Core power limit notification (total
events = 965)
Sep  2 12:23:11 svg008 kernel: CPU4: Core power limit notification (total
events = 965)
Sep  2 12:23:11 svg008 kernel: CPU6: Core power limit notification (total
events = 965)
Sep  2 12:23:11 svg008 kernel: CPU2: Package power limit notification
(total events = 965)
Sep  2 12:23:11 svg008 kernel: CPU4: Package power limit notification
(total events = 965)
Sep  2 12:23:11 svg008 kernel: CPU6: Package power limit notification
(total events = 965)
Sep  2 12:23:11 svg008 kernel: CPU0: Package power limit notification
(total events = 961)
Sep  2 12:23:11 svg008 kernel: CPU0: Core power limit normal
Sep  2 12:23:11 svg008 kernel: CPU2: Core power limit normal
Sep  2 12:23:11 svg008 kernel: CPU4: Core power limit normal
Sep  2 12:23:11 svg008 kernel: CPU6: Core power limit normal
Sep  2 12:23:11 svg008 kernel: CPU2: Package power limit normal
Sep  2 12:23:11 svg008 kernel: CPU4: Package power limit normal
Sep  2 12:23:11 svg008 kernel: CPU6: Package power limit normal
Sep  2 12:23:11 svg008 kernel: CPU0: Package power limit normal

Temperatures on all machines is well below warning level according to iDrac.

Ipmi gives:

[root at svg008 ~]# ipmitool sdr list full
Fan1A RPM        | 5520 RPM          | ok
Fan2A RPM        | 5400 RPM          | ok
Fan3A RPM        | 5640 RPM          | ok
Fan4A RPM        | 5640 RPM          | ok
Fan5A RPM        | 5520 RPM          | ok
Fan6A RPM        | 5520 RPM          | ok
Inlet Temp       | 33 degrees C      | ok
Exhaust Temp     | 40 degrees C      | ok
Temp             | 43 degrees C      | ok
Temp             | 42 degrees C      | ok
Current 1        | 0.40 Amps         | ok
Current 2        | 0.20 Amps         | ok
Voltage 1        | 230 Volts         | ok
Voltage 2        | 228 Volts         | ok
Pwr Consumption  | 98 Watts          | ok
Fan7A RPM        | 5640 RPM          | ok
Fan1B RPM        | 5280 RPM          | ok
Fan2B RPM        | 5160 RPM          | ok
Fan3B RPM        | 5160 RPM          | ok
Fan4B RPM        | 5160 RPM          | ok
Fan5B RPM        | 5280 RPM          | ok
Fan6B RPM        | 5280 RPM          | ok
Fan7B RPM        | 5160 RPM          | ok

Any thoughts?

Regards,

Fred
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