On 2/2/06, Dave Jones <[email protected]> wrote:
> In the case where we detect a single bit has been flipped, we spew
> the usual slab corruption message, which users instantly think
> is a kernel bug. In a lot of cases, single bit errors are
> down to bad memory, or other hardware failure.
> This patch adds an extra line to the slab debug messages in those
> cases, in the hope that users will try memtest before they report a bug.
> 000: 6b 6b 6b 6b 6a 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b 6b
> Single bit error detected. Possibly bad RAM. Please run memtest86.
May I suggest that the text be
Single bit error detected. Possibly bad RAM. Please run memtest86
both programs are good memory testers, but they are different and
sometimes one finds problems not detected by the other.
Jesper Juhl <[email protected]>
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