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SubjectRe: memory testing [was: Re: General protection fault in kswapd in 2.0.18]
Ingo Molnar wrote:
> 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.

Don't see what good that would do........ oh, should I turn the
hairdrier on? ;-)

Sorry, but at the end of a 45 hr week spoon-feeding my users
I recognize the need for clear, precise and *complete* instructions.


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......if the answer isn't violence, neither is your silence......

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