Hey Andy, Do you know if the phrase "Pre-init timestamp" is defined by some spec (maybe outside of the IPMI one)? I remember seeing that ipmitool outputs this when the timestamp is 0, but is this really the right phrase or just what an ipmitool coder picked? I do agree that perhaps a "Uninitialized" or atleast something else should be output instead of 01-Jan-1970.
Al On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 12:50 -0800, Andy Cress wrote: > Won, > > That date is actually a 0 value, meaning 0 seconds since 1-Jan-1970. > Most of the time, the BMC stays running on 5V standby power, but if the > BMC firmware restarts (e.g. after input power is lost or unplugged), it > starts over and starts its clock value at 0 until BIOS comes up and > gives it the real clock value. > So, you'd expect to see a "Pre-init timestamp" in this case because the > SEL shows that the input power was lost. > > Andy > > -----Original Message----- > From: freeipmi-devel-bounces+arcress=users.sourceforge....@gnu.org > [mailto:freeipmi-devel-bounces+arcress=users.sourceforge....@gnu.org] On > Behalf Of Al Chu > Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 12:34 PM > To: won.der...@yahoo.com > Cc: email@example.com; freeipmi-us...@gnu.org > Subject: [Freeipmi-devel] Re: SEL datestamp 01-Jan-1970? > > 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 _______________________________________________ Freeipmi-devel mailing list Freeipmifirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/freeipmi-devel