Subject: Re: deadbeee ?
To: David Burgess <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 01/22/2004 00:53:23
On Wed, 21 Jan 2004, David Burgess wrote:
> <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'.
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.
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