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 how to test memory
Author: peter 
Date:   25-01-01 08:05


I've been trying to make world on a friend's machine but I have been getting the dreaded signal 11. The compile fails at different points each time, so I am assuming that it is a hardware problem. (it's an old machine; a P-200)

I wanted to test the memory (without plugging simms in and out) to see if I could prove it to be the culprit. I found memtest in ports/sysutils/memtest and installed it.

Umfortunately, when I run memtest, it is only able to allocate about 15M of memory to test. The only spot I can think to look is limit, but that doesn't seem to be holding me up:

crusty# limit
cputime unlimited
filesize unlimited
datasize 524288 kbytes
stacksize 65536 kbytes
coredumpsize unlimited
memoryuse unlimited
descriptors 1064
memorylocked unlimited
maxproc 531

Does anyone know how to remove this limit and run memtest on a larger chunk of RAM? Any ideas to better isolate the problem?

Thanks in advance!

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