[lkml]   [2003]   [Aug]   [4]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: linux-2.6.0-test2-mm2 with BadRAM patch
 --- Harold Wheaton <> wrote: > Hello Steven.  My name is Harold
and I happened to get your recent
> BadRAM patch running on the linux-2.6.0-test2-mm2 kernel.
> I just upgraded to 2.6 today, and since I do have a minor memory
> problem, I needed to get BadRAM going. Fortunately I found your post
> with the compressed patch (which that one is indeed not corrupt) and got
> it in there without any difficulty. It's coming up with the
> announcement about "4k BadRAM".
> So far the kernel is rock solid and I've tested games and multimedia,
> but I'm not really sure if I'm a great test case. I have 1 gig of RAM
> with one intermittently bad bit at around the 250 meg spot, making it
> tough to gauge the patch's effectiveness. Also, I am not running
> HighMem as I've read that it may expose a dormant bug on these newer
> kernels.
A bug in BadRAM or the kernel proper? There was/is a bug in the original
BadRAM patch with HighMem though it should be fixed in my patch. It might be
worth you trying it.

> I hope this helps in case you are still concerned about the patch.
> Thank you for getting it to kernel version 2.6 and I think we all hope
> that it can make it in the official baseline at some point so that
> regular users will be able to take advantage of it.
> -Harold

Yes, it does seem to be okay. I had unfortunatly made my system unstable by
tweaking the chipset PCI configuration space. The tweaking was stable on 2.4.x
so I had assumed it wasn't the problem... it was! 2.6 seems to put more stress
on the system (probably due to CPU optimized memcopy's or something similar).

Thankyou for the feedback.


Yahoo! Plus - For a better Internet experience
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:47    [W:0.036 / U:0.784 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site