Product

Q
On RHEL 5.1 64-bit, there are some BIOS bug & MEMORY events occured.
A

If the message is belonging to the follow two kinds of questions; Please refer to >RedHat Knowledgebase for more information.

  1. PCI:BIOS Bug:MCFG area at e0000000 is not E820-reserved
  2. PCI:NOT Using MMCONFIG

Issue:
What does the "PCI:BIOS Bug:MCFG" message seen at startup mean?Resolution:During system startup these two messages may appear on the console and in /var/log/messages (possibly with a different address value in the first message):

PCI:BIOS Bug:MCFG area at e0000000 is not E820-reserved
PCI:NOT Using MMCONFIG

These two messages may be treated as informational. Using MMCONFIG for PCI config space access is an optimization, not a requirement.
The MCFG area is not trusted by the kernel unless the E820 BIOS call reports that the area is reserved. It is possible that a BIOS update will correct the problem, but the system will work fine as it is.

In a future kernel version, these messages may be classified as INFO instead of ERR, so they don't show on the console.

Product Model
STRATOS S210-X22RQ STRATOS S200-X22TQ STRATOS S215-X22KQ STRATOS S400-X44E QuantaGrid Q71L-4U QSSC-S4R STRATOS S210-X2A2J STRATOS S810-X52L (4-Node) STRATOS S910-X31E (9-Node) STRATOS S910-X31B (9-Node) STRATOS S900-X31A F06A S1M F03C