Subject: Re: deadbeee ?
To: David Burgess <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/22/2004 00:53:23
On Wed, 21 Jan 2004, David Burgess wrote:

> <quote who="Matthias Scheler">
> > In article <>,
> > 	Patrick Welche <> writes:
> [...elided...]
> >>
> >> 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'.

	Also a good idea would be to run sysutils/cpuburn
	I had a bunch of Athlon servers which were slightly unreliable
	under load - running several 'burnMMX P' showed up problems
	within a minute.

		David/absolute          -- No hype required --