Totally OT, but frustrated.....

Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner spc at conman.org
Fri Mar 25 19:31:47 CST 2005


It was thus said that the Great Jim Leonard once stated:
> 
> Philip Pemberton wrote:
> > The only surefire RAM check is MemTest86 left for a few hours
> > in "burn in" mode.
> 
> You can't trust this 100%.  We had a problem with a SuperMicro board; database 
> kept getting scrambled occaisionally.  Ran memtest86 on burn-in mode for 24 
> hours -- never found a problem -- boot back into the OS and bam, scrambled data 
> again.  When we replaced one of the memory sticks as a last ditch effort, it 
> fixed the problem.

  I've found that compiling the Linux kernel to be an excellent test of a
system.  

  -spc (And if GCC failed compiling the kernel, it was almost always a
	sign of bad memory ... )






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