and sadly none of these posts seem to have a solid answer…. and even worse, most replies are just telling people to silence the errors, or even disabling the error recovery features entirely (Absolutely bonkers).
For my server, I’ve found this issue is almost entirely related to the NVME drives overheating.. I’ve installed some thin heatsinks, and the issue has almost completely resolved itself.
I cannot confirm if this is true for the others… but I’ve got a feeling it’s the root cause for my server considering how hot these NVME storage devices are getting on GEN 4 / GEN 5.
Welcome to techno hell. Everything needs a heatsink now.
I grabbed 4 1TB Kingston KC3000 NVME disks, and as I plan on using them in a proxmox server. I’ve investigated their LBA (Logical block addressing) format support to gain better performance by using the larger native block size.
Bonus fact: Some NVME drives also have LBA formats that support on-disk metadata, and this can be bypassed for ZFS or similar filesystems that maintain metadata.
Install nvme cli for debian/ubuntu (Optional)
apt install nvme-cli
nvme-cli (with human readable output)
nvme id-ns -H /dev/nvme0n1
The LBA part is the important part for now.
Notice: There are 2 LAB Formats (512 and 4096). 512 is the current in use format, but 4096 is marked as giving better relative performance.
smartctl (with all information)
smartctl -a /dev/nvme0
Again, the support LBA size is the important part.
I’ve recently started building a 2U rack server, and went to install the 20pin TPM that I had spare. While the unit worked fine, I noticed the firmware was the original/oldest possible firmware version.
I was able to find both 5.62.3126.2 / 5.63.3353.0, but the upgrade path from 5.0.1089.2 is not perfect. As my firmware ends in .2 and the latest upgrade supports `.0` and I have no idea if that’s a problem.
TPM20_5.0.1089.2_to_TPM20_5.62.3126.2.BIN then in theory TPM20_5.62.3126.0_to_TPM20_5.63.3353.0.BIN?
Infineon TPM Firmware Update Tools release version is 01.01.2481.00.
TPMFactoryUpd in this release is version 01.01.2212.00.
IFXTPMUpdate.efi in this release is version 01.01.2212.00.
TVicPort.sys in this release is version 4.0.
This file contains what I believe is the (unmodified) Infineon TPM Firmware Update Tools, but I cannot give any guarantee for this. (I’ve added additional firmware to this 7z).
If you have a more recent version of this package, please forward it to me.
Updating the SLB 9665
Part 1: Error 0xE0295507
I tried to patch the TPM unit I had from the oldest firmware to the latest, and kept hitting this platformAuth is not the Empty Buffer error.
This seems to be because the TPM (even after it’s been cleared) has been accessed by the computer you’ve attached it too, and you seem to have to clear and then flash the TPM chip before the BIOS/Kernel/OS gets’ it’s grubby little fingers into it…
There is a forum post about people disabling the TPM in the BIOS before they can flash, but this didn’t help me using the SuperMicro server motherboard, as it just makes the TPMFactoryUpd tool fail with a missing TPM error.
Untested: I’ve heard Windows has a powershell Disable-TpmAutoProvisioning to stop windows from activating any TPM it sees. (I have no idea if that works to resolve the issue above).