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How can I monitor if there are any errors in RAM that get corrected by ECC? The processor is an Intel Xeon (Ivy Bridge) processor, the operating system is Scientific Linux 6.3. On a previous system I had an AMD CPU, and on that system I could use edac-util to get this info, and it would also issue alerts to the kernel log.

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Here is what happens when I run edac commands on the Intel system. Sorry for the poor formatting. # edac-util / "edac-util: Fatal: Unable to get EDAC data: Unable to find EDAC data in sysfs" | # edac-ctl --status / "edac-ctl: drivers not loaded." | # edac-ctl --mainboard / "edac-ctl: mainboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P8C WS" – Marius Bjørnstad Mar 14 '13 at 22:39
What's your chip set? Also check the output of (z)grep CONFIG_EDAC_ /proc/config(.gz) – warl0ck Mar 15 '13 at 0:30
It's C216 (an LGA 1155 workstation board). I don't have /proc/config*, but maybe /boot/config-2.6.32-358.2.1.el6.x86_64 does the same, in that case I get: # CONFIG_EDAC_DEBUG is not set CONFIG_EDAC_DECODE_MCE=m # CONFIG_EDAC_MCE_INJ is not set CONFIG_EDAC_MM_EDAC=m CONFIG_EDAC_MCE=y CONFIG_EDAC_AMD64=m # CONFIG_EDAC_AMD64_ERROR_INJECTION is not set CONFIG_EDAC_E752X=m CONFIG_EDAC_I82975X=m CONFIG_EDAC_I3000=m CONFIG_EDAC_I3200=m CONFIG_EDAC_X38=m CONFIG_EDAC_I5400=m CONFIG_EDAC_I7CORE=m CONFIG_EDAC_I5000=m CONFIG_EDAC_I5100=m CONFIG_EDAC_I7300=m CONFIG_EDAC_SBRIDGE=m – Marius Bjørnstad Mar 16 '13 at 14:16
A new ie31200_edac driver, specifically for the E3-12xx series DRAM controller, will land in Linux 3.17: git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/… – Stephen Kitt Oct 2 '14 at 11:50
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As for as I can find only E5 Xeons are supported with the sb_edac module


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Thanks, that clears it up for now. I also updated the title to be more specific. – Marius Bjørnstad Mar 22 '13 at 20:01

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