have my memory chips gone bad in my linux workstation?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by t1h, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. t1h

    t1h Guest

    its been acting weird all day, programs locking up and stuff. when I ssh in:

    # ssh [email protected]
    Last login: Tue Oct 10 18:54:56 2006 from 10.69.0.1

    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:20 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: ds: 007b es: 007b ss: 0068

    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:20 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: Process khelper (pid: 25885, ti=cae9a000 task=e185e030 task.ti=cae9a000)

    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:20 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: Stack: eccede80 00000000 00000000 aa14565d 0d110f17
    [[email protected] ~]#
    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:20 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: Call Trace:

    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:20 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: Code: 8d 54 24 1c 89 14 24 e8 9e ab 14 00 e9 a0 fe ff ff c7 04 24 fc bb 3d c0 e8 3c 2e 01 00 e9 6d ff ff ff 90 90 90 90 89 d0 52 ff d3 <00> 00 00 2f ff 53 4d 42 2f 00 00 80 d4 01 00 00 8b 40 0c c3 83

    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:20 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: EIP: [<c0100c85>] kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0xb SS:ESP 0068:cae9bfec

    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:20 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: Oops: 0002 [#793]

    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:21 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: PREEMPT

    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:21 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: CPU: 0

    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:21 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: EIP is at kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0xb

    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:21 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: eax: 00000000 ebx: c0122990 ecx: 00000001 edx: cb183ea0

    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:21 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: esi: 00000000 edi: 00000000 ebp: 00000000 esp: eccebfec

    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:21 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: ds: 007b es: 007b ss: 0068

    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:21 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: Process khelper (pid: 25894, ti=eccea000 task=e185e030 task.ti=eccea000)

    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:21 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: Stack: cb183e80 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000

    [[email protected] ~]#
    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:21 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: Call Trace:

    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:21 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: Code: 8d 54 24 1c 89 14 24 e8 9e ab 14 00 e9 a0 fe ff ff c7 04 24 fc bb 3d c0 e8 3c 2e 01 00 e9 6d ff ff ff 90 90 90 90 89 d0 52 ff d3 <00> 00 00 2f ff 53 4d 42 2f 00 00 80 d4 01 00 00 8b 40 0c c3 83

    Message from [email protected] at Tue Oct 10 18:55:21 2006 ...
    10.8.3.42 kernel: EIP: [<c0100c85>] kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0xb SS:ESP 0068:eccebfec



    i guess i need to run memtest86 on it :dunno:
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    It could be failing RAM, it could be a failing CPU, it could be a failing power supply, it could be a failing OS. Start by replacing the cheapest and lowest-loss part of the system (probably the OS) and work your way up to the most expensive and hardest-to-replace part.
     
  3. DAN513

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    Start there, then try the manufacturer's hdd diagnostic tool, should be one available for a bootable iso.
     
  4. piratepenguin

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    Comment out the line like 'kern.* /dev/console' in /etc/syslog.conf to stop them messages from appearing like that, if you want (you can still see them in dmesg.. I think). (maybe post syslog.conf too)
    What they actually mean, I've no idea..

    What distributor? I'd suggest you go to them/their forums (or some other place full of linux geeks, maybe someone in ##linux on freenode might help).

    Some distros like Ubuntu (and maybe Debian) install memtest by default - others might have it in their repositories.
     

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