FreeBSD 6.x CVSUP today crashes with zero load ...

M.Hirsch M.Hirsch at
Tue Jun 27 00:05:55 UTC 2006

So what do I need to do to make the box panic() on an ECC error?
Is there a kernel parameter, sysctl, or what else?


Pete French schrieb:

>>I am not looking for workarounds, like ECC. I want the box to break 
>>immediately once any single component goes wrong...
>Uh, that *is* what ECC does (or can do). Without ECC your broken hardware
>continues to run un-noticed. With ECC you can either make it break
>immediatley, or log an error or continue to run.
>Stop thinking of ECC as error correction and start thinking of it as
>error detection. No ECC gives you no way to detect failing memory.

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