mcelog.conf referencemcelog is configured through the
optionname = valuewhite 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/logfilebelow are the options which are not command line options.
Set cpu type for which mcelog decodes events:
cpu = typeFor 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 = yesBy 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 = yesDon'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 This setting is obsolete with modern kernels which report the time directly.
cpumhz = 1800.00
Log output options Log decoded machine checks in syslog (default stdout or syslog for daemon)
syslog = yesLog decoded machine checks in syslog with error level
syslog-error = yesNever log anything to syslog
no-syslog = yesAppend 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 sectionUser allowed to access client socket. when set to * match any root is always allowed to access. default: root only
client-user = rootgroup allowed to access mcelog When no group is configured any group matches (but still user checking). when set to * match any
client-group = rootPath to the unix socket for client<->server communication. When no socket-path is configured the server will not start
socket-path = /var/run/mcelog-clientWhen mcelog starts it checks if a server is already running. This configures the timeout for this check.
initial-ping-timeout = 2
The [dimm] config sectionIs 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 = yesUse 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 = yesExecute 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 sectionEnable memory error accounting per socket.
socket-tracking-enabled = yes
Threshold and trigger for uncorrected memory errors on a socket.
mem-uc-error-trigger = socket-memory-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 sectionProcessing 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 sectionMemory 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
|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|