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FIX: Supermicro X10SLM mei_me 0000:00:16.0: wait hw ready failed. status = -110 … update BIOS

November 21, 2013

The Problem:

The server stuck when attempt to reboot [command], ctrl+alt+del, suspend, resume, etc..

/var/log/messages & dmesg errors

kernel: mei_me 0000:00:16.0: wait hw ready failed. status = -110
kernel: mei_me 0000:00:16.0: hw_start failed disabling the device
kernel: mei_me 0000:00:16.0: host is not ready.
kernel: mei_me 0000:00:16.0: link layer initialization failed.
kernel: mei_me 0000:00:16.0: init hw failure.
kernel: mei_me 0000:00:16.0: initialization failed.

where lspci|grep :16

00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:16.1 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #2 (rev 04)

The Solution:

Update Supermicro X10SLM-F bios:

in the present time , the last update is:

X10SLM3_B01.zip

and All Supermicro Bios versions for different models here:

http://www.supermicro.com/support/bios/

some more information on the subject:

http://www.gravitycomputing.co.nz/sudo-reboot-causes-shutdown-c224-chipset/

https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=62901

https://bugs.launchpad.net/opencompute/+bug/1154749

http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/INTEL_MEI.html

 

And the REAL SOLUTION

download kernel sources

config MEI as modules like this:

CONFIG_INTEL_MEI=m
CONFIG_INTEL_MEI_ME=m

or disable it at all:

#CONFIG_INTEL_MEI=y
#CONFIG_INTEL_MEI_ME=y

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