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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[0] in the middle of a bulk-install of large amounts 
> of bloat[1], 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      Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933 ext 24

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