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This document gives information on the error code reasons in Versatile Interface Processor (VIP) output.
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This document is useful when running Cisco IOS® software releases earlier than the following:
The information in this document is based on Cisco IOS Software Release 11.2.
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In VIP output, some Cisco IOS software releases include error reasons with the message itself.
For example, in the following output, 22 is the reason code:
%VIP2-1-MSG: slot4 System exception: sig=22, code=0x0, context=0x603B91E8
This table provides a list of possible SIG values and the reason for the error:
|SIG Value||Error Reason|
|2||unexpected hardware interrupt|
|3||abort due to break key|
|4||illegal opcode exception|
|5||abort due to Break Point or an arithmetic exception|
|8||floating point unit (FPU) exception|
|10||bus error exception|
|20||cache parity exception|
|21||write bus error interrupt|
|22||fatal hardware error|
The following output appears when running Cisco IOS software versions later than those mentioned above:
%VIP2-1-MSG: slot4 System reloaded by a fatal hardware error %VIP2-1-MSG: slot4 caller=0x600B60C0 %VIP2-1-MSG: slot4 System exception: SIG=22, code=0x0, context=0x603B91E8