Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Kyle Liddell <kyle@××××××××××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Incipient hardware failure?
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 04:32:41
Message-Id: 1120624277.23834.3.camel@athlon
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.

On Tue, 2005-07-05 at 10:48 +0100, Peter Humphrey wrote:
> Recently I've been seeing some strange events. First was random hangs of > the whole system; this began as summer approached, and I fixed it by > taking out half the RAM pro tem. > > Then, in the last week or so I've been getting random compilation > errors, so I ran memtest86 for a few hours with no errors. Today I got a
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Re: [gentoo-amd64] Incipient hardware failure? Peter Humphrey <prh@××××××××××.uk>