[CentOS] Re: how can I stress a server?

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri Nov 21 19:37:22 UTC 2008

on 11-21-2008 10:10 AM nate spake the following:
> Rob Townley wrote:
>> i have some several year old DL360's and ML370's and love em -
>> especially hw raid, but i my local supplier hasn't had any for several
>> months.  Uptil a few months ago, password reset info on ebay was sent
>> in the clear, so i have a very hard time trusting ebay.  It would be
>> great if something like LinuxBios / OpenBios could stresstest the
>> machine and then disable any RAM addresses that proved flaky - whether
>> ECC or not.
> Wondering if you had heard of this project? I don't trust doing
> this sort of thing myself(paranoid) but..
> http://rick.vanrein.org/linux/badram/
> I think that (or another similar project) can even take memtest86
> output and use that as a map for blocking out the bad parts of the
> ram chips.
> nate
I wouldn't trust that anymore. That is from a day when ram was priced like it
was made out of gold or platinum. Bad ram over time will just make an ever
expanding hole.

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