Re: Defragmentation Utility

Andrew E. Mileski (
Mon, 16 Dec 1996 07:40:32 -0500 (EST)

> I've had my partition corrupted beyond recognition every time
> i've used Defrag :-)
> According to its developer, i have a problem with some memory chip, so that
> the data is getting corrupted while residing in memory.
> So now i'm waiting for some memory tester to come up, so i could test my
> memory thourougly with different patterns. The one i've tried this far,
> memtest, which i ftp-ed from somewhere, has always came up with zero(0) errors.
> I have read the SIG11 FAQ, so i _do_ know that it can take hours for the
> corruption to show up.

Find a local supplier who has a RAM test setup. I found that my local
retailer (large) owned one, and would happily torture memory at no charge
while I browsed (it takes a little while). If it doesn't heat up the
modules, then the test equipment is somewhat useless.

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
XFree86 Matrox Team