Re: swap_free: swap-space map bad (entry 00000100)

From: Rik van Riel (
Date: Fri Jul 27 2001 - 14:17:56 EST

On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Samuel Dupas wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jul 2001 12:29:18 -0500
> "Jeremy Linton" <> wrote:
> > Did you do a 'swapoff' at some point before this?
> >
> No, I didn't change anything. I just put stress on it with ab to
> test the machine but it felt down :-((
> Others ideas ?

The memory corruption you saw usually (almost always)
indicates a hardware problem. It may not have shown up
during normal usage because without ab your RAM has
more idle time and can keep up refreshing itself

Flakey mainboard chipsets could "forget" about such
things under heavy DMA load, or ... (who knows)

Setting the BIOS settings one notch more conservative
often fixes these marginal errors.



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