Re: Server crashing
On 19 juil. 05, at 12:35, TreeBoy wrote:
On Tuesday 19 Jul 2005 19:30, Curtis Vaughan wrote:
The only time this happened to me was when I had broken RAM.
Can you afford to run memtest on the machine for a couple of days
in order to
rule it out.
I swapped the RAM into another machine and it eventually failed
the third day of testing - but I haven't had another failure since.
Ok I started running memtest, but I'm not sure exactly how to use it.
First, I tried memtest 100m --log, but that pretty much stopped the
computer from doing anything else. So, I stopped that test and put it
to 50m. But am I doing this right? Oh, by the way I think I have
somewhere around 120 Mb RAM
This is why I asked if you could "afford to" do the test.
I was lucky because I had a spare machine and spare RAM: I swapped
the RAM and
put the "dodgy" RAM into the spare machine. I then used a Knoppix
boot CD and
booted into a memtest on the spare machine.
This meant that while the test was happening, I was not otherwise
Yeh, I think I can do that. But if I just leave it testing 50m would
it show a problem if one exists? Or do I need to run memtest at full
120m? And finally am I issuing the command right? Or is there some
other parameter(s) I should use?
PS. The conversation about types of RAM is not bothering me so if
it's constructive for others by all means continue.