mem test

Guido Heumann listguido at
Wed Jun 22 16:58:58 UTC 2005

azz schrieb:
> Actually, a full test can take days.  The later tests put a pattern in
> memory and check it a half-hour later to see if it is corrupt.  The
> more memory you have, the longer it takes.

you can shorten it by testing the RAM modules separately, if it's 
possible to take some modules out. But still these tests take long...

I always do memtest for ca. half an hour, and then again overnight.

> It would be fun to have the badram patch in the ubuntu kernel so that
> we can use a stick of bad ram without having to recompile the kernel.

What is the badram patch? Does it work similar to badblock-marking with 
harddisks? That would indeed be a nice feature.

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