'vpd r/w failed' message printed by kernel in RHEL 6 and RHEL 7

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  • The "vpd r/w failed" message below is printed in dmesg, when "lspci -vv" is run:

    0000:b0:00.0: vpd r/w failed,  This is likely a firmware bug on this device,  Contact the card vendor for a firmware update
  • sosreport invokes "lspci -vv" and can also cause this message.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.8 or earlier
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.2 or earlier
  • HP Proliant DL160 G5
  • HP ProLiant BL460c G7
  • HP ProLiant DL580 G7
  • HP ProLiant DL980 G7
  • HP ProLiant BL465c Gen8
  • Dell Poweredge 2950

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