Bad memory

Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R caf at
Thu Jan 17 17:18:40 UTC 2013

Recently I discovered the motherboard that had been running
had an undetected bad memory chip.   This is a real confidence builder.

Currently, running a definitive memory test requires hours of down time.
The user mode memory tester has serious limitations.

I propose kernel support for a user mode program similar to memtest86
to allow such a program to request a hardware block of memory and
relocate whatever was in that block to another memory area.  This way
all of the memory can be checked in the background of a running system.

"A stitch in time saves nine."

      Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX   caf at
Developer of Industrial ZMODEM(Tm) for Embedded Applications
   Omen Technology Inc      "The High Reliability Software"
10255 NW Old Cornelius Pass Portland OR 97231   503-614-0430

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