Subject: Re: ffs panic with 1.5C (19/11/2000)
To: None <, kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
From: Chris Torek <torek@BSDI.COM>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/26/2000 11:02:43
>This is why good general purpose memory tests are largely a myth.


It is also worth noting that the very act of *testing* the stuff
can make it *work*.  There was a batch of Seimens DRAMs that went
into MicroVAXen, where the refresh logic was broken.  VMS had an
idle-loop page-scanner that kept everything alive.  Testing the DRAM
showed it good because testing kept everything alive too.