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Re: Mysterious bit errors on healthy media in i386/4.99.72
On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 10:58:03AM +0200, Anders Lindgren wrote:
> I am trying to run -current off of an USB stick on my eeepc900, in order
> to build some confidence in it before wiping the SSD, and I am seeing
> weird behaviour that I can't explain:
> After a kernel panic in the middle of a bulk-install of large amounts
> of bloat, I thought the state of my pkg tree seemed a bit too messed up
> for having been caused by that panic alone, so I pkg_admin check'd my
> entire tree -- and it complained about a whole lot of MD5 mismatches.
Are you copying software to the eeepc over ethernet or WLAN?
Can you try copying with scp?
> and with all the checksumming going on in the network layers it
> seems unlikely the bit errors would have come from there.
It is unlikely, but it is not impossible.
David Young OJC Technologies
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