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RE: [Freeipmi-devel] Re: ibmx3650 reboots after ipmi-sel is unable toget

From: Al Chu
Subject: RE: [Freeipmi-devel] Re: ibmx3650 reboots after ipmi-sel is unable toget SEL record
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 10:24:46 -0700

Hey Won,

As Andrew said, we need a bit more information.  For freeipmi, you could
output the SEL in hex (-x), but for what we're trying to do, it might be
best to output with --debug.  You'll be able to see the SEL Event
Records before each output.  We can interpret the hex from that point.


On Wed, 2009-03-18 at 06:55 -0700, Andy Cress wrote:
> Won,
> This needs more information.
> A raw dump of the SEL would help to determine whether the problem is in
> the freeipmi interpretation or a problem on the server.
> To get a raw dump of the SEL:
>     ipmiutil sel -r  >sel.raw
>     ipmitool sel writeraw sel.raw
>     (not sure of how to do this with freeipmi)
> If this record has event data 1 == 0x80, then "System Reconfigured" is a
> good interpretation.
> If it is interpreted correctly, then the SEL records surrounding this
> event need to be reviewed. 
> Also, if you got this event, then there may be some ipmi-related
> processes running that caused it (output of ps -ef).  
> Andy
> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden
> [mailto:address@hidden On
> Behalf Of Won De Erick
> Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 3:57 AM
> To: Albert Chu
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: [Freeipmi-devel] Re: ibmx3650 reboots after ipmi-sel is unable
> toget SEL record
> I'm sorry, the below question may sound not suitable to the question
> above. :)
> --- On Sat, 1/24/09, Won De Erick <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Then one side question, I want to ask the possible reasons
> > of the ff log obtained prior to clearing. I didn't change
> > any in the system.
> > I just noticed that the system halted serving and went back
> > after 4-5 minutes, w/out any other records in SEL that says
> > the box hang and rebooted.
> > 
> > 54:23-Jan-2009 11:28:55:System Event #0:System
> > Reconfigured
> > 
> I just want to revisit this thread as the log "System Reconfigured" is
> recurring on IBM x3650. My questions is: Is the text string "System
> Reconfigured" the result after interpretation by FreeIPMI? or FreeIPMI
> simply reads the BMC-SEL, then display?
> Thanks,
> Won
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Albert Chu
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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