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Subjectmemory testing [was: Re: General protection fault in kswapd in 2.0.18]
On Fri, 13 Sep 1996, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> Does anybody on the kernel list know of a good test program that is generally
> available that can be left running over-night or similar? (Actually, if you
> are in a hot and humid area it's probably best left running over day, during
> the hottest hours). I'd think that if this is a memory problem it would show
> up under any reasonably good test if it can result in even four-bit errors..

well, this is a hardware solution:

Pick up a hairdrier and point it at your memory modules, while the system
is running. If some of the modules are flaky, then errors will show up
quite fast.

-- mingo



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