When I boot up I get the following errors:
mei 0000:00:16.0: init hw failure. mei 0000:00:16.0: initialization failed.
(they don't prevent the bootup, I'm just curious as to what they are and if I should be worried).
I googled of course, but I only found reference to Supermicro motherboards on servers. I have simply a home laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad S540) and my motherboard vendor simply shows as Lenovo.
More googling lead me to believe it's something to do with
Intel vPro technology, "an interface that uses the Intel ME hardware features to enable an interaction between high- and low-level hardware systems in a system. With this Intel feature, the administrators can now handle the tasks without intervention of the human beings."
According to /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:16.0, vendor is
0x8086 and device is
0x9c3a, which Google translate as 0x9C3A Intel Management Engine Interface driver and 0x8086 Intel Corporation.
Could anyone shed more light on
mei , and if possible what this error is regarding?