Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.


  Search this Thread
Old 05-15-2019, 11:57 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2019
Location: Portland, Oregon
Distribution: Fedora
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Question Booting to MemTest86 v8.1 with EDAC running in the background

I'm doing some investigation of ECC errors on several DIMMS that have had problems in the past. In order to produce the errors I am using MemTest86 v8.1, which I am able to successfully boot via USB. The issue is that the error logging native to MemTest isn't very informative. I'm interested in specific row/column information for reported ECC errors (CE btw), which doesn't get reported by MemTest. The error reporting done by EDAC while the OS is running is sufficiently informative, but doesn't appear to catch anything happening while MemTest is running. My end goal is to have MemTest run while EDAC reports the errors. I've found that the person before me in my position was able to get this working and the only clue I have is that they messed around with GRUB settings to get this working. If anyone has any input on how I can make this happen it would be appreciated.

FYI. I'm running fedora 30 on an Intel S2600WF Server Board with a Xeon Gold 6148 CPU @ 2.40 GHz and 16GB Mitac DIMMs.
Old 05-20-2019, 07:52 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Slackware & Android
Posts: 10,161

Rep: Reputation: 1119Reputation: 1119Reputation: 1119Reputation: 1119Reputation: 1119Reputation: 1119Reputation: 1119Reputation: 1119Reputation: 1119
And you don't have a backup of his grub.cfg?

IMHO, This might limit the testing as Memtest usually likes to have the memory to itself, and not be messing about with kernel stuff.

At a wild guess you could find something on the memtest site or you could try doing an all no config, with your disk driver compiled in for sda, then having an entry calling this kernel with boot options for logging levels and init=memtest. You'll only lose an hour at most.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problems running memtest86+-4.20 dakupoto Linux - Hardware 3 06-17-2011 04:18 PM
EDAC x752x: Fatal Error PCI Express B help? dminer Linux - Kernel 0 05-22-2009 10:39 AM
Are Memtest86 and Memtest86+ best for checking memory MQMan Linux - Hardware 4 09-14-2007 10:17 PM
EDAC/bluesmoke support in the kernel rob_becker1 Linux - Kernel 0 06-13-2006 01:10 PM
Anyone have experience running memtest86? bigrigdriver Linux - Hardware 3 04-22-2006 12:44 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:18 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration