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Fri Jan 18 19:47:38 UTC 2013
2013/1/18 Adam Jackson <ajax at redhat.com>
> On Fri, 2013-01-18 at 20:49 +0200, cornel panceac wrote:
> > 2013/1/18 Justin M. Forbes <jmforbes at linuxtx.org>
> > There are a lof of reasons that this isn't feasible on a
> > running system.
> > You just don't have access to all of the memory for a full
> > check.
> > Justin
> > why not? is there something that can not be relocated in RAM?
> The kernel image itself. DMA buffers. Memory made inaccessible by PCI
> BARs being in the way. Probably some other stuff I'm forgetting. Even
> if you fixed all that you'd still be Heisenberg-uncertain because you'd
> no longer be the only thing exerting cache pressure.
> > on the other hand, wasn't there supposed to be a way to exclude a
> > damaged RAM area by passing some arguments to the kernel?
> See linux/Documentation/bad_memory.txt
> - ajax
> ok, thank you very much, ajax.
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