RE: [Linux-ia64] ia64_log_get error while booting

From: Hall, Jenna S <>
Date: 2002-03-23 08:31:22

What BIOS are you running on your Lion?  Older BIOSes did not have the
correct firmware support for machine checks, so if you boot a kernel with
CONFIG_IA64_MCA enabled in the kernel config, this behavior could result.

You have two options:

1. Upgrade your BIOS - this is only an option if you have an OEM Lion (it is
not recommended or supported by Intel to upgrade the BIOS past build 83 on
SDV Lions).  You can determine if you have an OEM Lion by looking at the
back of the legacy I/O card inside the machine - OEM machines will have "OEM
Legacy" silkscreened on the back of the card.
2. Disable CONFIG_IA64_MCA in your .config file, rebuild the kernel, then
reboot with that new kernel.


-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel Yeisley []
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2002 12:57 PM
Subject: [Linux-ia64] ia64_log_get error while booting

I'm new to Linux on the IA64.  I installed Redhat 7.2 for the Itanium on a
system this morning.  It seemed to work fine.  I changed my screen
and rebooted.  I get a warning saying that my event log is full.  Linux
to boot, but then it goes into what seems to be an infinite loop of
error messages.  They go by very quickly, but I believe that they are:
ia64_log_get: Failed to retrieve SAL error record type ...
ia64_mca_cpe_int_handler: received interrupt. vector =
I've looked in the kernel source and both messages come from mca.c.  I'm not
sure what the problem is.  I can't boot the machine, not even from the

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