Cisco IOS XR System Error Reference Guide for Platform Independent Messages, Release 3.3
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System Error Messages Overview

Table Of Contents

System Error Messages Overview

Obtaining Technical Assistance

How This Manual Is Organized

How to Read System Messages

Message Traceback Reports


System Error Messages Overview


This publication lists and describes Cisco IOS XR system error messages. The system software sends these messages to the console (and, optionally, to a logging server on another system) during operation. Not all system error messages indicate problems with your system. Some are purely informational, and others may help diagnose problems with communications lines, internal hardware, or the system software.

This manual also includes messages that appear when the system crashes.

Obtaining Technical Assistance

When the recommended action of an error message advises that you contact Cisco technical support, open a case with the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC). Please see the section "Contacting TAC by Using the Cisco TAC Website" in the preface of "About Cisco IOS XR Software."

How This Manual Is Organized

The individual chapters provide descriptions of system messages related to Cisco IOS XR software. The messages are organized according to the particular system category that produces the messages. The category sections appear in alphabetical order, and within each category section, messages are listed alphabetically by group code. Each message is followed by an explanation and a recommended action.

For alphabetizing purposes, lowercase and uppercase letters are treated the same.

How to Read System Messages

System messages begin with a percent sign (%) and are structured as follows.

%CATEGORY-GROUP-SEVERITY-MNEMONIC: Message-text
 
   

CATEGORY is a code consisting of two or more uppercase letters that indicate the category to which the message refers. Table 2 lists the system category codes.

GROUP is a code consisting of two or more uppercase letters that indicate the group to which the message refers. A group can be a hardware device, a protocol, or a module of the system software.

SEVERITY is a single-digit code from 0 to 7 that reflects the severity of the condition. The lower the number, the more serious the situation. Table 3 lists the severity levels.

MNEMONIC is a code that uniquely identifies the error message.

Message-text is a text string describing the condition. This portion of the message sometimes contains detailed information about the event, including terminal port numbers, network addresses, or addresses that correspond to locations in the system memory address space. Because the information in these variable fields changes from message to message, it is represented here by short strings enclosed in square brackets ([ ]). A decimal number, for example, is represented as [dec]. Table 4 lists the representations of variable fields and the type of information in them.

The following is a sample system error message:

%ACL-IP_ACL_PARSE-2-ALLOC Unable to allocate memory for [chars] 
 
   

Table 2 Category Codes

Code
Description of Category

ACL

All Access Control List (ACL) related messages.

DEFAULT

All default messages.

DIAG

All diagnostic related messages.

DRIVERS

All driver related messages.

FABRIC

All Fabric (HW and SW both) related messages.

FABRIC_INTERFACE_ASIC

All ASIC Fabric Interface related messages.

HA

All High Availability (HA) related messages.

INSTALL

All Installation related messages.

IP

All Internet Protocol (IP) related messages.

L1

All Layer 1 (L1) related Messages.

L2

All Layer 2 (L2) related messages, for instance ethernet drivers, PoS, SONET, PLIMS, and so forth.

LC

All Line Card related messages.

MEDIA

All MEDIA related messages, for instance disk, nvram, flash, and so forth.

MGBL

All Managament Plane and Managability related messages, for instance, config, cli, sml, pm, and so forth.

OS

All Operating System (OS) and OS infrastructure related messages.

PKT_INFRA

All Packet Infrastructure related messages, such as ifmgr, tunnels, bundlemgr, pakman, and so forth.

PLATFORM

All Platform related commands, for instance, shelf magr, chassis, env ctrl, and so forth.

PROTO

All generic Protocol messages, for instance, TCP, UDP, HSRP, CDP, and so forth, but excluding any routing protocol messages.

QOS

All Quality of Service (QoS) related messages.

ROUTING

All routing related messages, such as MPLS, OSPF, BGP, Multicast, MRIB, RIB, and so forth.

SECURITY

All security related messages, such as AAA, IPSec and related protocols, and so forth.

SERVICE

All service related messages.

SNMP

All Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) related messages, such as BGP MIB, CONFIG MIB, SNMP agent. MIB location does not matter.

SYSDB

All system database related messages.


Table 3 Error Message Severity Levels 

Level
Description

0 - emergency

System unusable

1 - alert

Immediate action needed

2 - critical

Critical condition

3 - error

Error condition

4 - warning

Warning condition

5 - notification

Normal but significant condition

6 - informational

Informational message only

7 - debugging

Appears during debugging only


Message severity levels correspond to the keywords assigned by the logging console and logging monitor global configuration commands that define where and at what level these messages appear. In general, the default is to log messages from level 0 (emergencies) to level 7 (debugging). However, the default level varies by platform. For more information, see the system configuration chapter and descriptions of the logging console and logging monitor commands in the appropriate Cisco IOS configuration guide and command reference publications.

Table 4 Representation of Variable Fields in Messages 

Representation
Type of Information

[atalk_address]

AppleTalk address

[atalk_net]

AppleTalk network, either 600 or 600-601

[char]

Single character

[chars]

Character string

[dec]

Decimal number

[enet]

Ethernet address (for example, 0000.FEED.00C0)

[hex]

Hexadecimal number

[inet]

Internet address (for example, 10.0.2.16)

[int]

Integer

[ipv6_addr]

IP version 6 (IPv6) address

[node]

Address or node name

[p]

Packet

[sci_notation]

Scientific notation

[t-line]

Terminal line number in octal (or decimal if the decimal-TTY service is enabled)

[v-name]

VINES name; or number (hex or decimal)


Message Traceback Reports

Some messages describe internal errors and contain traceback information. This information is very important and should be included when you report a problem to your technical support representative.

The following sample message includes traceback information:

-Process= "Exec", level= 0, pid= 17 
-Traceback= 1A82 1AB4 6378 A072 1054 1860