I just installed CentOS 7 on my HP Proliant 310 Gen8 Server. Everything looks fine, except the line of corrupt BIOS when CentOS is booting [Firmware Bug] The BIOS has corrupted hw-PMU resources (MSR 38d is 330). What surprise me is, the successful boot after this message and the normal use possible of the server. Did I miss something for the installation or can I ignore it?


I found an answer in an HP Enterprise Forum:

Re: ML350 G9 BIOS has corrupted hw-PMU resources (MSR 38d is 330)

 [Firmware Bug]: the BIOS has corrupted hw-PMU resources (MSR 38d is 330)

This is caused by the ROM using performance counters Linux also wants to use. Linus doesn't like the hardware using any of these counters, so he marks it as a bug. It's just a message and doesn't have any impact on the system or the operation of the OS.

i8042: Can't read the CTR while initializing i8042

This message is from the kernel as it tries to load a driver for hardware that doesn't exist. The i8042 is for the PS2 keyboard/mouse which Gen9 doesn't have. Again an erroneous message.

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