mcelog and edac_mce_amd kernel module does not work with a virtual machine with AMD CPU

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • mcelog daemon fails with an error message and asks to use edac_mce_amd kernel module
  • edac_mce_amd kernel module fails to load with error message could not insert 'edac_mce_amd': Invalid argument

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • a virtual machine with AMD CPU (observed on VMware and Azure hypervisors)

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