[olug] Intriguing random hangs!

Phil Brutsche pbrutsch at creighton.edu
Fri Mar 23 04:10:38 UTC 2001

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way, someone said...

> It's been an interesting week for my desktop box.  It started going
> downhill when I added a stick of PC100 128M to my box running FreeBSD.
> Well, netscape started exiting on startup with bus errors which isn't
> unusual for netscape, but I also started getting freezes and hangs which
> had never happened before so I put my bus back to 66Mhz (it had been at
> 83) and went to more conservative memory timings.

If all this happened after you put some memory in, try taking it out and
trying your "stress tests".  I've found that memteste86 really sucks for
testing memory - compiling the kernel under either Linux or FreeBSD is
a much more reliable stress tester.

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