Hey Won,

Well, I don't know if "normal" is the right phrase to use :-)  From my
experiences, many motherboards do report incorrect timestamps.  FreeIPMI
simply parses whatever information is on the motherboard.  So if it is
given a bad timestamp, it will output whatever that timestamp equates
to.

Al

On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 08:29 -0800, Won De Erick wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> it seems that the CMOS battery is just fine. I've replicated this to several 
> similar boxes.
> 
> Is this related to how freeipmi parses logs? or this is just normal?
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> 
> Won
> 
> 
> --- On Fri, 2/13/09, Won De Erick <won.der...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hi Al,
> > 
> > I noticed the following erroneous datestamps when viewing
> > SEL.
> > 
> > #ipmi-sel
> > 144:08-Feb-2009 03:51:08:System Event System
> > Event:Timestamp Clock Synch
> > 164:08-Feb-2009 03:51:03:System Event System
> > Event:Timestamp Clock Synch
> > 184:08-Feb-2009 03:51:25:System Event System Event:OEM
> > System Boot Event
> > ...
> > 444:01-Jan-1970 08:00:11:Power Supply Power Supply 2:Power
> > Supply input lost (AC/DC)
> > 464:01-Jan-1970 08:00:12:Power Unit Power
> > Redundancy:Entered from Non-redundant:Insufficient Resources
> > 484:01-Jan-1970 08:00:50:System Event System
> > Event:Timestamp Clock Synch
> > 504:10-Feb-2009 11:45:09:System Event System
> > Event:Timestamp Clock Synch
> > 
> > I've replicated this to several machines. Though the
> > CMOS battery could be the potential reason, I want to know
> > if ipmi-sel is related to this, or has something to do with
> > this.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Won
> 
> 
>       
> 
-- 
Albert Chu
ch...@llnl.gov
Computer Scientist
High Performance Systems Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



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