mem test

James Wilkinson ubuntu at
Wed Jun 22 17:20:32 UTC 2005

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

Googling for "linux badram" took me to the patch straightaway. The idea
is that if you have memory which is only faulty in one or two places,
you can tell the kernel not to use those bytes, but it will still use
(most of) the rest.

You have to tell the kernel which bits are bad: memtest86 can help with


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