How To Install edac-utils on CentOS 7

In this tutorial we learn how to install edac-utils on CentOS 7. edac-utils is Userspace helper for kernel EDAC drivers

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install edac-utils on CentOS 7.

What is edac-utils

EDAC is the current set of drivers in the Linux kernel that handle detection of ECC errors from memory controllers for most chipsets on i386 and x86_64 architectures. This userspace component consists of an init script which makes sure EDAC drivers and DIMM labels are loaded at system startup, as well as a library and utility for reporting current error counts from the EDAC sysfs files. EDAC is the current set of drivers in the Linux kernel that handle detection of ECC errors from memory controllers for most chipsets on i386 and x86_64 architectures. This userspace component consists of an init script which makes sure EDAC drivers and DIMM labels are loaded at system startup, as well as a library and utility for reporting current error counts from the EDAC sysfs files.

We can use yum or dnf to install edac-utils on CentOS 7. In this tutorial we discuss both methods but you only need to choose one of method to install edac-utils.

Install edac-utils on CentOS 7 Using yum

Update yum database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache

After updating yum database, We can install edac-utils using yum by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install edac-utils

Install edac-utils on CentOS 7 Using dnf

If you don’t have dnf installed you can install dnf first. Update yum database with dnf using the following command.

sudo dnf makecache

After updating yum database, We can install edac-utils using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install edac-utils

How To Uninstall edac-utils on CentOS 7

To uninstall only the edac-utils package we can use the following command:

sudo dnf remove edac-utils

edac-utils Package Contents on CentOS 7

/etc/edac
/etc/edac/labels.db
/usr/bin/edac-util
/usr/lib/libedac.so.1
/usr/lib/libedac.so.1.1.0
/usr/lib/systemd/system/edac.service
/usr/sbin/edac-ctl
/usr/share/doc/edac-utils-0.16
/usr/share/doc/edac-utils-0.16/COPYING
/usr/share/doc/edac-utils-0.16/ChangeLog
/usr/share/doc/edac-utils-0.16/DISCLAIMER
/usr/share/doc/edac-utils-0.16/NEWS
/usr/share/doc/edac-utils-0.16/README
/usr/share/man/man1/edac-util.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man3/edac.3.gz
/usr/share/man/man8/edac-ctl.8.gz
/etc/edac
/etc/edac/labels.db
/usr/bin/edac-util
/usr/lib/systemd/system/edac.service
/usr/lib64/libedac.so.1
/usr/lib64/libedac.so.1.1.0
/usr/sbin/edac-ctl
/usr/share/doc/edac-utils-0.16
/usr/share/doc/edac-utils-0.16/COPYING
/usr/share/doc/edac-utils-0.16/ChangeLog
/usr/share/doc/edac-utils-0.16/DISCLAIMER
/usr/share/doc/edac-utils-0.16/NEWS
/usr/share/doc/edac-utils-0.16/README
/usr/share/man/man1/edac-util.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man3/edac.3.gz
/usr/share/man/man8/edac-ctl.8.gz

References

Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install edac-utils on CentOS 7 using yum and dnf.