jbozza at qlinksmedia.com
Mon Nov 13 15:25:36 UTC 2006
> Download, burn to CD and run http://www.memtest86.com/
> Usually problems of this sort are faulty ram.
> I had a buddy getting odd errors on copying files that happenned at
> Turned out to be bad ram too.
I recently had this same problem with a recent 6-STABLE and thought the
same thing. Ran memtest for over 48 hours and never came up with any
errors. I would cvsup source and run an md5 check to compare with
another "known good" system and seemed to always have 1-2 files bad. It
seemed to always be just 1 bit off.
Tried swapping cables, cards (SCSI), etc. The system was running
gmirror on two 18G SCSI drives using an Adaptec controller. If I
disabled the 2nd drive, I didn't have a single problem after a ton of
Turned out that I hadn't formatted the 2nd drive using the Adaptec
tools. The drives had been out of service for about 3 years. Once I
went through a format/verify I wasn't able to duplicate the problem no
matter what I tried.
So, RAM is definitely the easiest thing to test but keep in mind that
there are other areas that may also cause an issue.
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