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On Mon, 5 Jun 2017 13:09:45 +0100, Patrick Welche <prlw1%cam.ac.uk@localhost> wrote:
> On my trusty -current/amd64 laptop, I built memtestplus-5.01nb1,
> copied /usr/pkg/mdec/memtestplus to /, and added
> menu=Boot memtest:boot memtestplus
> to /boot.cfg.
> memtestplus starts on boot, I am given the option for safe mode, but come
> what may, as soon as testing starts, the laptop reboots.
> Does memtestplus work for you?
My experience has been that "sysutils/memtestplus" (MemTest86+ v5.01)
only works if built with GCC 4.5.3 from netbsd-6/i386.
Building it with GCC 4.5.3 from netbsd-6/amd64 or any later GCC of either
i386 or amd64 causes it to behave as you described, or simply hang the
It's the only reason I keep a netbsd-6/i386 installation around--to build
"sysutils/memtestplus" which I then install on all the other x86 boxen
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