Re: Memory Trauam

Kenneth Albanowski (
Wed, 20 Nov 1996 14:25:16 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 19 Nov 1996, Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> One thing is certainly true. Power-on-self-test and check-memory routines
> are just for "show". You could lean a lot more by seeing if the system
> boots and can then do something useful for several days.

Hmm. Odd idea here: how difficult would it be to create a deamon that sits
in the background, mmaps in physical pages sequentially, and performs
memory tests on them? Obviously you couldn't test any owned or kernel
memory this way, but you could run the thing on low priority all the time.

Kenneth Albanowski (, CIS: 70705,126)