Ubuntu – Ubuntu 14.04 LTS showing ‘version message write failed’ message while booting


The following lines are getting displayed while Ubuntu is booting.

[   27.981086] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: irq 60 for MSI/MSI-X
[   27.985007] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: version message write failed: ret = -5
[   27.985071] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: hbm_start failed ret = -5
[   27.985123] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: reset failed
[   27.985166] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: link layer initialization failed.
[   27.985224] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: init hw failure.
[   27.987404] mei_me 0000:00:16.0: initialization failed.

I've been using it for around 4-5 months now and this is the first time I got this message. I'm able to log in and everything seems to be working fine.
But this error message is bugging me.

Is there a way to fix this.

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

Thanks in advance.


Added blacklist mei to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf but the error is still being displayed on boot.

Best Answer

Added blacklist mei_me line to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.

The error message is not showing while booting. The speed of booting hasn't increased; it is taking the same amount of time as before(when the error message was being shown).

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