Subject: Re: memory (re-)allocation woes
To: Matthew Orgass <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/27/2004 21:36:23
In message <>, Matthew Org
ass writes:
>On 2004-11-27 wrote:
>> You still had 512MB of physical memory to play with. In my case "sluggish"
>> was not the word. I waited for more than 8 hours for the system to come back
>> up, and it didn't. I've also had sudden reboots because of this.
>  This sounds like bad memory or overheating.  Try a large build with GCC
>(a NetBSD build works well for this).  I'll bet you will encounter random

Or run memtest (from pkgsrc)

		--Steve Bellovin,