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ericdanc 01-31-2010 06:38 AM

memtester freezes lenny
#memtester 2000 ==> ... trying mlock
At this point lenny freezes, i have to turn power off and reboot with fsck. FF also freezes lenny with the adobe-pdf-reader plugin. Memory problem.

bozo-PC:/home/eric# cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal: 1946228 kB
MemFree: 1544536 kB
Buffers: 6604 kB
Cached: 249436 kB
SwapCached: 0 kB
Active: 227600 kB
Inactive: 140404 kB
HighTotal: 1048384 kB
HighFree: 681752 kB
LowTotal: 897844 kB
LowFree: 862784 kB
SwapTotal: 3911788 kB
SwapFree: 3911788 kB
Dirty: 732 kB
Writeback: 0 kB
AnonPages: 111964 kB
Mapped: 53412 kB
Slab: 13680 kB
SReclaimable: 7880 kB
SUnreclaim: 5800 kB
PageTables: 1700 kB
NFS_Unstable: 0 kB
Bounce: 0 kB
WritebackTmp: 0 kB
CommitLimit: 4884900 kB
Committed_AS: 451016 kB
VmallocTotal: 114680 kB
VmallocUsed: 13628 kB
VmallocChunk: 101000 kB
HugePages_Total: 0
HugePages_Free: 0
HugePages_Rsvd: 0
HugePages_Surp: 0
Hugepagesize: 4096 kB

On other PC here, memtester freezes lenny temporarily at mlock, but then just quits and lenny is ok.

ozanbaba 01-31-2010 07:01 AM

could it be that your memory is faulty?

ericdanc 02-01-2010 04:14 AM

how to test memory? Lenny seems to allocate memory ok.

ozanbaba 02-01-2010 05:29 AM


Originally Posted by ericdanc (Post 3848010)
how to test memory? Lenny seems to allocate memory ok.

Hardware related faults may not really stop you from allocating memory. usually you see Segmentation FAult or similar problems when you try to access it.

there's memtest program that you must boot it. it tests memory.

ericdanc 02-02-2010 06:01 AM

#aptitude install memtest86
#aptitude install memtest86+

/boot/grub/menu.lst --> memtest=true


i booted and selected memtest which said mem ok.

The freezing of lenny by memtester was probably because i ran memtester not from grub.

Thanks, Eric

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