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Old 04-30-2011, 10:19 PM   #1
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HEST/ERST tables not found


dmesg gives me these errors

HEST: Table is not found!
ERST: Table is not found!

I never remember seeing them before. I guess they're some part of ACPI specification but I don't really know what they do. Everything appears to work ok, does anyone know what these do? I attached my dmesg if anyone wants to look at it.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:27 PM   #2
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Hello,

Can you give us the output of the following command, along with the version of slackware you are using? Thanks!
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uname -a
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:33 PM   #3
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It's Slackware 13.37

Linux mymy 2.6.37.6-smp #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Apr 30 20:10:39 CDT 2011 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
 
Old 04-30-2011, 10:37 PM   #4
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Is that the latest kernel available to your distro? Sorry, I'm not running slack right now. As far as the actual problem, have you tried disabling acpi in your boot configuration and seeing if your errors go away? You are correct about dealing with ACPI; From looking at the correct research pertaining to your problem, you might have to either upgrade your ACPI and/or recompile with the following patch found on kerneltrap: http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/gi...2010/7/2/42011

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Old 04-30-2011, 10:50 PM   #5
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I have no interest in disabling ACPI and I have no BIOS updates to do. I just want to know the effects of these errors.
 
Old 04-30-2011, 10:54 PM   #6
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I never mentioned about updating your BIOS I meant seeing if you had any updates for the software-based ACPI on your system
 
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:09 AM   #7
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For a short explanation of ERST (Error Record Serialization Table) see http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/4/27/29. The HEST (Hardware Error Source Table) is part of the APEI (ACPI Platform Error Interface.) http://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_2_6_3...e4a2f797b8077b

If the messages bother you, try the erst_disable and hest_disable kernel parameters.
 
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:26 AM   #8
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Thanks allend. I found some ACPI specification stuff and figured out it's mostly just related to error reporting which isn't really a big deal to me. I'll mark this as solved since there isn't much else to say.
 
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Sorry that my assistance didn't help. I take different approaches to problems sometimes......
 
  


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