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From: (Nuno J. Silva)
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Recover from memory corruption
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2010 16:03:30
1 I found out a computer of mine has been working with a bad memory
2 configuration which could lead to wrong values (sometimes failing on
3 memtest). Not only did it freeze during a world update, but it was also
4 running this way for a long time.
6 So I guess some binaries might have errors on it, due to memory
7 corruption during compilation and linking. (Although the errors seems to
8 freeze the system immediately, preventing any kind of long term effects
9 (like installing a broken version) I suppose it's better not to trust
10 that...)
12 What's the best way to make sure the system is recovered? Reemerging
13 everything (-e) might fail if some essential package is already broken,
14 right?
16 --
17 Nuno J. Silva
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Re: [gentoo-user] Recover from memory corruption Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>