Kernel detects corrupted hw-PMU resources and complains about broken BIOS

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Issue

Kernel ring buffer presents messages about broken BIOS and corrupted hw-PMU resources, and advises to contact hardware vendor. Also firmware errors and/or warnings may be shown.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • mostly seen on HP ProLiant server series, but other vendors might be affected as well
  • may be specific, but not limited to, kdump environment

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