Subject: Re: memory (re-)allocation woes
To: Matthew Orgass <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 11/27/2004 21:36:23
In message <Pine.BSF.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Matthew Org
>On 2004-11-27 email@example.com 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, http://www.research.att.com/~smb