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SubjectRe: memory testing [was: Re: General protection fault in kswapd in 2.0.18]
On Sat, 14 Sep 1996, Alan Cox wrote:

> > 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.
> Not smart.. A hairdrier is often a very good source of static electricity

But static electricity is rarely a problem with a system under power. That
is not to say that you will come away unscathed if you sustain a lightning
hit, but triboelectric sources are unlikely to cause damage if there are
paths to dissipate the energy as would be the case with an operating unit.


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