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Re: Checksum mismatch

From: John Szakmeister <john_at_szakmeister.net>
Date: 2004-01-23 00:25:48 CET

On Thursday 22 January 2004 10:08, Marc Haisenko wrote:
> On Thursday 22 January 2004 16:52, Jani Averbach wrote:
> > On 2004-01-22 08:14-0500, Szakmeister, John wrote:
> > > ... If you're truly seeing this behavior, this means one of 2
> > > things: "dump" is broken, or "verify" is broken.
> >
> > You forget the third option: hardware (memory) error which is
> > triggered by intensive disk I/O and memory I/O load.

You're absolutely right Jani. That is a very good thing to check.

> > http://www.memtest86.com/
> > http://people.redhat.com/dledford/memtest.html
> >
> > BR, Jani
>
> Yes, we should check that one, though it's pretty unlikely since the server
> is brand-new and the error always happens in the same revision. But I'll
> run a test this weekend nevertheless, you never know (it's our new
> development server so I can't just take it down and run memtest86).

FWIW, I've bought a brand new server before and found that it had a bad memory
chip (1-bit was stuck to at '1'). After that experience, the first thing I
do is run memtest. :-)

-John

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