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From: Peter Humphrey <prh@...>
Subject: Re: Incipient hardware failure?
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 09:41:34 +0100
Kyle Liddell wrote:

>Here's just an idea:  You took out half your RAM, and then more recently
>you tested the other half of the RAM that you left in the computer?  How
>about you swap the RAM around and run memtest86+ or some such.  Perhaps
>some of the RAM you took out of your system is bad, and you've got a
>corrupted file or something lying around?  I had this happen on my old
>server...had very occasional weird errors, but worked enough to compile
>a stage1 install, then when the RAM completely died and things went nuts
>I checked it with memtest86 and found that a stick was bad, dumped it,
>but still had strange crashes every once in a while.  Completely
>reinstalling (switching to debian actually) stopped the problems.

Interesting idea, that. The other day in my clumsiness I managed to
knock the spare sticks onto the tiled floor, so now I can't trust them
not to have PCB cracks. Secondly, I'm still getting segmentation faults
and that one bus error I mentioned, and in the meantime I've zapped the
root partition of my Xfce system and rebuilt it from scratch. So on
balance I think I won't pursue your suggestion, thanks all the same. I
did enjoy reading about your experience though.

Peter Humphrey
Linux Counter 5290, Aug 93.

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