Seeing "Temperature above threshold" or "Core power limit notification" in /var/log/messages

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Issue

  • Warnings similar to the following are being logged in /var/log/messages
kernel: CPU16: Temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled

or

kernel: CPU9: Core power limit notification (total events = 1)
kernel: CPU0: Core power limit notification (total events = 1)
CPU6: Core power limit notification (total events = 1)
[...]
kernel: CPU0: Core power limit normal
kernel: CPU6: Core power limit normal
kernel: CPU9: Core power limit normal

or

mcelog: Processor 13 heated above trip temperature. Throttling enabled.
mcelog: Please check your system cooling. Performance will be impacted

or

server1 cmaeventd[xxxx]: Controller temperature limit reached, Controller=3 Sensor=0:1 Temp=104 Limit=10
server1 hp-ams[xxxx]: WARNING: System Overheating (Temperature Sensor 31, Location I/O Board, Temperature 101C)
server1 hp-ams[xxxx]: CRITICAL: Automatic Operating System Shutdown Initiated Due to Overheat Condition
server1 hpasmlited[xxxx]: WARNING: System Overheating (Temperature Sensor 31, Location I/O Board, Temperature 101C)
server1 hpasmlited[xxxx]: A System Reboot has been requested by the management processor in 60 seconds.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

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