--- On Wed, 2/18/09, Andy Cress <andy.cr...@us.kontron.com> wrote:
> Won,
> 
> Gosh, that takes me way back, but I do remember that there
> was a
> firmware or BIOS bug having to do with leap day, and IIRC
> it only
> occurred starting in Feb 2004 or something, but there was a
> fix released
> for it a long time ago.  The last release I see for
> TSRLT2/IBMx343 was
> BIOS P24 and BMC 0.66, you should upgrade to that.  
> 
> Andy

Oh I see. Thanks for this info. Can you send me the link?

> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Won De Erick [mailto:won.der...@yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 8:57 PM
> To: Andy Cress; ch...@llnl.gov
> Cc: freeipmi-devel@gnu.org; freeipmi-us...@gnu.org
> Subject: RE: [Freeipmi-devel] Re: SEL datestamp
> 01-Jan-1970?
> 
> Thanks for this clarification.
> 
> So now, it is most likely that the other problem (date is
> always late by
> one day on IBM x343) due to a firmware bug(?).
> 
> Let me share you the other problem that I've
> encountered, which had led
> me to suspect before that CMOS clock was not properly
> sync'ed. I hope
> you can give me more hints/explanations for me to come up
> with a
> conclusive findings.
> 
> 1. Get the date/time in shell
>    # date
>    Fri Feb 13 14:20:20 PHT 2009
> 
> 2. Rebooted the box, then entered BIOS config to verify
> date/time
> 
> System Time : 06:25:29        # seems correct, it runs at
> UTC (8hrs
> diff)
> System Date : Fri 02/13/2009
> 
> 3. Let the system up.
> 4. Unplugged the power cord to come up with a new event in
> SEL. I am
> using FreeIPMI v0.7.1 to retrieve the logs.
> 
> 1724:01-Jan-1970 08:00:12:Power Supply Power Supply
> 2:Presence detected
> 1744:01-Jan-1970 08:00:12:Power Supply Power Supply 2:Power
> Supply input
> lost (AC/DC)  --------------> unplug the power.
> 1764:01-Jan-1970 08:00:12:Power Unit Power
> Redundancy:Entered from
> Non-redundant:Insufficient Resources
> 1784:01-Jan-1970 08:00:41:System Event System
> Event:Timestamp Clock
> Synch
> 1804:12-Feb-2009 14:27:50:System Event System
> Event:Timestamp Clock
> Synch
> 1824:12-Feb-2009 14:28:15:System Event System Event:OEM
> System Boot
> Event
> 1844:12-Feb-2009 14:29:53:System Event System
> Event:Timestamp Clock
> Synch
> 1864:12-Feb-2009 14:29:53:System Event System
> Event:Timestamp Clock
> Synch
> 1884:12-Feb-2009 14:31:55:System Event System Event:OEM
> System Boot
> Event -------------> datestamp incorrect
> 
> The datestamp '01-Jan-1970' should now be an
> indication of your
> explanations below. Does the datestamp
> '12-Feb-2009' being not updated
> to the correct date (13-Feb-2009) is a sign of a firmware
> bug?
> 
> Thanks again for your usual support.
> 
> 
> --- On Tue, 2/17/09, Al Chu <ch...@llnl.gov> wrote:
> > 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: freeipmi-devel@gnu.org;
> 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
> 
> 
> 
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