An updated mcelog package that fixes a bug is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The mcelog daemon collects and decodes Machine Check Exception (MCE) data on 64-bit x86 machines.
This update fixes the following bug:
* The mcelog daemon shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 does not support all processors. Previously, mcelog did not check whether the system is supported or not before adding a cronjob. Consequent to this, an attempt to use it on an unsupported system caused the following email message to be sent to a system administrator every hour:
mcelog: Unknown Intel CPU type family [cpu_family] model [model]
With this update, mcelog has been adapted to ensure that the system is supported before adding a cronjob, so that system administrators no longer receive these messages. (BZ#621669
Users of mcelog are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which resolves this issue.