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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 1:18 pm    Post subject: memory test tool? Reply with quote

Does the Gentoo live cd contain a memory test tool? If not, can I get one online for a Power Book?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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sys-apps/memtester
Latest version available: 2.93.1
Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
Size of downloaded files: 22 kB
Homepage: http://www.qcc.sk.ca/~charlesc/software/memtester/
Description: Memory testing utility, ppc safe
License: GPL-2


Don't know if it is on the LiveCD though.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ralph wrote:
Quote:
sys-apps/memtester
Latest version available: 2.93.1
Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
Size of downloaded files: 22 kB
Homepage: http://www.qcc.sk.ca/~charlesc/software/memtester/
Description: Memory testing utility, ppc safe
License: GPL-2


Don't know if it is on the LiveCD though.


Added to the livecd specs. Next livecd build will have this app.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pvdabeel wrote:
ralph wrote:
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sys-apps/memtester
Latest version available: 2.93.1
Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
Size of downloaded files: 22 kB
Homepage: http://www.qcc.sk.ca/~charlesc/software/memtester/
Description: Memory testing utility, ppc safe
License: GPL-2


Don't know if it is on the LiveCD though.


Added to the livecd specs. Next livecd build will have this app.



Cool! Since I was considering OCing my 8600 bus/PowerForce G3/cache.
BUT it would be cooler if it was standalone like a kernel a la memtest.x86


I was going to script a looping kernel build, it's been said that gcc is
a good mem exerciser. BUT ...what is the the typical error message?

found it (again) - sig11

From memory: -- and something (in dep?) is going wrong


#!/bin/bash

cd /usr/src/linux # check sym link

while true
do

cp .config ~/.config
echo Cleaning - ; grep temp /proc/cpuinfo
make mrproper
cp ~/.config .config

# make menuconfig

echo Building - ; grep temp /proc/cpuinfo
make dep && make clean linux modules modules_install ...

done


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2004 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if gcc hits the memory error, gcc itself will segfault, or get an illegal instruction error, or get a bus error. but using a memory tester program is better.
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