On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 7:11 PM, Christopher Cox wrote:
> Obviously everybody's check_mk can be different, we're on the 693 kernel on
> 7, and version 1.2.8p6 and we're not seeing this.  99% of the hosts
> monitored are also running the 693 kernel (or the one for Centos 6).

Is it the 17.1 variant?

kernel-3.10.0-693.11.1.el7.x86_64.rpm (From 5 Dec 2017) does not have
the problem for me... (There is also 11.6 for 4 Jan, which I haven't

It might be a virtualisation (or KVM)-specific issue.

> Our check_MK runs on a physical host (thus "out of band" Dell PowerEdge 710)
> but a lot of what we monitor are VMs under oVirt.
> Maybe something with Proxmox?

Proxmox is just a KVM front-end...

(It is a lab system, on relatively old hardware - some of the older
CPUs might have slower Meltdown fixes than others, although just about
everyone rolled back the microcode fixes that would have allowed
somewhat fater mitigation) (It is a ~2007 Xeon)
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