Subject: Re: Why is my RAM Frying?
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: David Shaw <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/15/2005 14:10:58
Okay, I'll try that.

As far as the PSU issue goes, I highly doubt it's a faulty PSU, as the
two servers that have had RAM die on them were powered by two
completely separate PSUs... then again, maybe I'm just unlucky that
I'll see if limiting my RAM usage on the machine helps to let me work
with the problem and make this computer with faulty ram still usable.

- David Shaw

On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 20:40:32 +0100, Manuel Bouyer
<> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 05:32:16PM -0800, David Shaw wrote:
> > Right. Sounds painful ;)
> > However, I'll do that.
> > Anyway, is there any way to limit my RAM usage? Perhaps if I don't use
> > 100% of my RAM, I won't get the weird errors that I'm getting. Normal
> I'm not sure there's an option for this in the boot loader or userconf
> (accessible with boot -c) but you can rebuild a kernel with
> options REALEXTMEM="xxxx"
> the value is in kilobytes.
> --
> Manuel Bouyer <>
>      NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
> --

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   [ David Shaw ]