Jeff Abrahamson on 25 Aug 2005 12:04:05 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] APIC errors, weird crashes

On Sat, Jul 30, 2005 at 11:53:28PM -0400, Rahul Karnik wrote:
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> Jeff Abrahamson wrote:
> > There definitely are other problems, but none is leaving a trace that
> > I can find in the logs.
> Random issues almost always point to hardware, and usually memory. Have 
> you run memtest86? Most install CDs nowadays have a copy, or you can use 
> a Knoppix CD.

I ran memtest86 for several hours after Rahul sent this message and
saw no errors.  I had no idea how long to run it.

I ran it for eight hours last night and saw 12 errors over 38 passes.
This means in two out of three passes memory tests clean.  I imagine
zero errors is the only reasonable number to see.

*Sigh*.  I bet the vender is going to say it tested clean for them...


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