Subject: Re: Physical memory tests?
To: Luke Mewburn <>
From: Clint Marek <>
List: port-i386
Date: 08/06/1996 05:07:29
On Mon, 5 Aug 1996, Luke Mewburn wrote:

> Jonathan Stone writes:
> > Is there a NetBSD/i386 memory-tester that can run at boot?  If so, how
> > can I enable it?  I want to do this on machines that're installed as
> The most sure-fire way I found to detect dodgy memory was to run, of
> all things, a Linux install disk that uses a ram disk for installation
> and compressed kernel image. I learnt this trick from a linux-using
> friend, and I have a such a disk just for this purpose. If I want to
> rule out the memory, I boot the disk.

There is a memory tester at  It 
comes with a pre-built image you can write to a floppy.  It does an 
extensive memory test.  Obviously it is not something you would want to 
run at each boot.