Subject: Re: deadbeee ?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Burgess <email@example.com>
Date: 01/21/2004 15:57:20
<quote who="Matthias Scheler">
> In article <20040120164606.GA166@quartz.newn.cam.ac.uk>,
> Patrick Welche <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> and all froze. Does that say "memory is going bad"?
> Not necesarrily. The kernel could have done something like "foo->bar--" on
> the overwritten memory location. But it could of cause also be a hardware
> problem. A good test is to compile something big (e.g. KDE 3). If your
> computer survives that without a segmentation fault from gcc the memory
> is probably ok.
I've tried that in the past; it works OK. A better test it to build and
use the "memtest" boot disk from pkgsrc.
I built one a few weeks ago, and found out why three of my servers were
randomly rebooting/freezing in ways that look alarmingly like this. I
also threw away three sticks of RAM that were 'only bad in one spot'.
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