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Re: Memory Testing?

I always use setiathome to test the cache, for the rest use Stop-D or
L1-D or "setenv diag-switch? true" (check diag-device first!)

Daniel van Eeden <daniel_e@dds.nl>

On Tue, 2004-11-09 at 22:42 -0600, Jacob S wrote:
> Hello list,
> I've got a server that's dropping some mail, in addition to putting some
> strange error messages in the logs (not directly related to the dropped
> mail).
> Most references I can find to this error message indicate it's caused by
> bad ram, so I wanted to test the memory in my Sun Ultra 10, running the
> latest Sarge. On a pc I would use memtest86, but there doesn't seem to
> be a Sparc version available. Doing an apt-cache search on memtest
> produced memtester and sysutils, but they don't seem to do as thorough
> of a test as memtest86 does. Memtester only succeeded at testing 256MB
> of ram, when the server has 512MB - even when I booted into single user
> mode.
> So my question is this. Does anyone know of a way to test the ram on a
> Ultra 10 more effectively? This stuff is still expensive enough that I
> don't really want to buy more ram just to see if the current stuff is
> bad.
> TIA,
> Jacob
Daniel van Eeden <daniel_e@dds.nl>

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