[ardour-users] OT - 2.6.11 kernels for audio

Aaron Trumm aaron at nquit.com
Mon Apr 11 16:03:22 PDT 2005

this is good info - I have a question.  What is nohup?

> I forgot to follow up on that thread.... but, big corruptions in
> ANY stable filesystem (reiser, ext3, whatever) should not be dismissed
> as "maybe it's the app".  These most often come down to hardware
> failures.  I once had an ext2 fs get very very badly hosed by some
> bad RAM.  This can happen intermittently and is hard to pin down.
> A couple good tests for bad RAM are:
> * memtest86, download it & make a boot disk & boot it (or if you use
>   grub for booting, just add it as a boot target in grub.conf).
>   Leave it running overnight.
> * The old kernel compile loop.  This is less informative than
>   memtest86, but rumour has it that this test will barf (indicating
>   bad memory) in some cases when memtest86 can't find a problem.
>   Attached is a shell script that will attempt to compile the kernel 100
>   times.  If any errors occur, it will bail out.
>   It will print the running total in a file /usr/src/last_compile.txt.
>   Run this under nohup as root and leave it going overnight.
>   It's probably good to be sure first that your kernel config is sane
>   and that you can compile the kernel at least once ;-)
> -- 
> Paul Winkler
> http://www.slinkp.com


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