Subject: Re: 7GB memtest causes hard system hang.
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 01/13/2006 20:11:50
On Fri, 13 Jan 2006, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> The message you quoted _most of_ described exactly how to reproduce the
> problem.  Boot a 3.0 GENERIC.MP kernel on a dual-Opteron system with 8GB
> of RAM.  Next, unlimit datasize, memoryuse, and memorylocked.  Next,
> run "memtester" from pkgsrc -- I see I accidentally called it "memtest",
> but since that's the only memory tester we have that runs under NetBSD
> and it's also the one everyone uses, I hardly think that's too hard to
> figure out -- specifying a 7GB test size; it's the only command line option
> memtester takes, and it's mandatory.  Next, watch your system hang so hard
> that you can't get it to drop to DDB.
> The hang is so simple to reproduce that it only requires a few words, some
> of which you snipped when quoting my message.  Why are you being a snot?

It was not clear to me that "a memtest" meant pkgsrc/sysutils/memtester.

  - Hubert