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       mcelog.conf - mcelog.conf reference




       /etc/mcelog.conf is the main configuration file for mcelog(8).  This is configuration file
       separated into sections including a default section.

       General format

       optionname = value

       White space is not allowed in value currently, except at the end where it is dropped

       In general all command line options that are not commands work here.  See  man  mcelog  or
       mcelog --help for a list.  e.g. to enable the --no-syslog option use

       no-syslog = yes (or no to disable)

       When the option has a argument

       logfile = /tmp/logfile

       Below are the options which are not command line options.

       Set cpu type for which mcelog decodes events:

       cpu = type

       For  valid values for type please see mcelog --help.  If this value is set incorrectly the
       decoded output will be likely incorrect.  By default when this parameter is not set mcelog
       uses the CPU it is running on on very new kernels the mcelog events reported by the kernel
       also carry the CPU type which is used too when available and not overriden.

       Enable daemon mode:

       daemon = yes

       By default mcelog just processes the currently pending events and exits.  In  daemon  mode
       it will keep running as a daemon in the background and poll the kernel for events and then
       decode them.

       Filter out known broken events by default.

       filter = yes

       Don't log memory errors individually.  They still get accounted if that is enabled.

       filter-memory-errors = yes

       Output in undecoded raw format to be easier machine readable (default is decoded).

       raw = yes

       Set cpu mhz to decode uptime from time stamp counter (output unreliable, not needed on new
       kernels  which  report  the event time directly. A lot of systems don't have a linear time
       stamp clock and the output is wrong then.  Normally mcelog tries to figure out if  it  the
       TSC  is  reliable  and  only  uses the current frequency then.  Setting a frequency forces
       timestamp decoding.  This setting is obsolete with modern kernels which  report  the  time

       cpumhz = 1800.00

       Log  output  options  Log  decoded  machine checks in syslog (default stdout or syslog for

       syslog = yes

       Log decoded machine checks in syslog with error level

       syslog-error = yes

       Never log anything to syslog

       no-syslog = yes

       Append log output to logfile instead of stdout. only when no syslog logging is active

       logfile = filename

       Use smbios information to decode dimms (needs root).  This function is not recommended  to
       use  right  now  and generally not needed.  The exception is memdb prepopulation, which is
       configured separately below.

       dmi = no

       When in daemon mode run as this user after set up.  Note that the  triggers  will  run  as
       this  user  too.   Setting  this  to  non  root  will  mean that triggers cannot take some
       corrective action, like offlining objects.

       run-credentials-user = root

       Group to run as daemon with default to the group of the run-credentials-user

       run-credentials-group = nobody

   The server config section
       User allowed to access client socket.  when set to * match any root is always  allowed  to
       access.  default: root only

       client-user = root

       Group  allowed  to  access mcelog When no group is configured any group matches (but still
       user checking).  when set to * match any

       client-group = root

       Path to the unix  socket  for  client<->server  communication.   When  no  socket-path  is
       configured the server will not start

       socket-path = /var/run/mcelog-client

       When  mcelog  starts it checks if a server is already running. this configures the timeout
       for this check.

       initial-ping-timeout = 2

   The dimm config section
       Is the in memory dimm error tracking enabled?   Only  works  on  systems  with  integrated
       memory controller and which are supported.  Only takes effect in daemon mode.

       dimm-tracking-enabled = yes

       Use  dmi information from the bios to prepopulate dimm database.  Note this might not work
       with all BIOS and requires mcelog to run as root.  Alternative is  to  let  mcelog  create
       DIMM objects on demand.

       dmi-prepopulate = yes

       Execute  these  triggers when the rate of corrected or uncorrected Errors per DIMM exceeds
       the threshold.  Note when the hardware does not  report  DIMMs  this  might  also  be  per
       channel.  The default of 10/24h is reasonable for server quality DDR3 DIMMs as of 2009/10.

       uc-error-trigger = dimm-error-trigger

       uc-error-threshold = 1 / 24h

       ce-error-trigger = dimm-error-trigger

       ce-error-threshold = 10 / 24h

   The socket config section
       Enable memory error accounting per socket.

       socket-tracking-enabled = yes

       Threshold  and  trigger for uncorrected memory errors on a socket.  mem-uc-error-trigger =

       mem-uc-error-threshold = 100 / 24h

       Trigger script for corrected memory errors on a socket.

       mem-ce-error-trigger = socket-memory-error-trigger

       Threshold on when to trigger a correct error for the socket.

       mem-ce-error-threshold = 100 / 24h

        log socket error threshold explicitely?

       mem-ce-error-log = yes

       Trigger script for uncorrected bus error events

       bus-uc-threshold-trigger = bus-error-trigger

       Trigger script for uncorrected iomca erors

       iomca-threshold-trigger = iomca-error-trigger

       Trigger script for other uncategorized errors

       unknown-threshold-trigger = unknown-error-trigger

   The cache config section
       Processing of cache error thresholds reported by intel cpus.

       cache-threshold-trigger = cache-error-trigger

       Should cache threshold events be logged explicitely?

       cache-threshold-log = yes

   The page config section
       Memory error accouting per 4k memory  page.   Threshold  for  the  correct  memory  errors
       trigger script.

       memory-ce-threshold = 10 / 24h

       Trigger script for corrected errors.  memory-ce-trigger = page-error-trigger

       Should page threshold events be logged explicitely?

       memory-ce-log = yes

       Specify  the internal action in mcelog to exceeding a page error threshold this is done in
       addition to executing the trigger script if available off       no  action  account   only
       account errors soft     try to soft-offline page without killing any processes
                This  requires  an  uptodate  kernel.  Might not be successfull.  hard     try to
       hard-offline page by killing processes
                Requires an uptodate kernel. Might not be  successfull.   soft-then-hard    First
       try to soft offline, then try hard offlining

       memory-ce-action = off|account|soft|hard|soft-then-hard

       memory-ce-action = soft

   The trigger config section
       Maximum number of running triggers

       children-max = 2

       Execute triggers in this directory

       directory = /etc/mcelog


       mcelog(8), mcelog.triggers(5)

                                              mcelog                               mcelog.conf(5)