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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86_64: early memtest to find bad ram
Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> very nice patch! I always thought that this was the proper way to do
> memtest - and we could in fact also do something like this after SMP
> bringup, and hit the memory bus via multiple CPUs. [that will need a
> different enumeration though than e820 maps]
>
> one structural observation: please make this unified functionality, so
> that 32-bit kernels can make use of it too.
>

Indeed. Of course, it would also be nice if distros shipped
bootloader-invoked prekernel test software, like memtest86+, by default.

-hpa


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