Error message on boot: "piix4_smbus 0000:00:01.3: SMBus base address uninitialized - upgrade BIOS or use force_addr=0xaddr"

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • On boot, the console shows the following error:
piix4_smbus 0000:00:01.2: SMBus base address uninitialized - upgrade BIOS or use force_addr=0xaddr
  • The above can also be seen in boot messages within /var/log/messages and dmesg output.

Environment

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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