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Re: Causes, cures and prevention of orphaned inodes?




On Tue, 2018-02-06 at 09:56 +1300, Ben Caradoc-Davies wrote:
> On 06/02/18 04:52, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
> > I installed memtest86+ and ran it with all of the defaults.  It
> > took
> > over an hour, but no errors were reported.
> 
> Please try parallel memtester and stress. These found memory errors
> for 
> me that were not found by memtest86+.
> 
> In *eight* terminal windows as root run (noting that you have 8GB
> RAM):
> 
> memtester 768M
> 
> In one terminal window run (nothing that the FX-8320 has only 4 FPUs
> and 
> stress -c spins on sqrt):
> 
> stress -c 4
> 
> You can also tell memtester to use multiple iterations:
> 
> memtester 768M 10
> 
> > I am rather hesitant about updating the BIOS/UFEI.  In fact I can't
> > seem to find an upgrade for the FX-8320 on the AMD web site.
> 
> The BIOS/UEFI upgrade is an upgrade for your motherboard and can be 
> obtained from your motherboard vendor. For the Asus M5A97 R2.0:
> https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/M5A97_R20/HelpDesk_BIOS/
> 
> You are currently running "Version 2006 2013/10/16".
> Please try upgrading to "Version 2603 2015/07/24".
> 
> Note the multiple entries entitled "Improve system stability".
> 
> > Also, I'm rather hesitant about installing the amd64-package.
> 
> wat? Why? Modern CPUs are released full of microcode bugs. AMD
> release 
> new microcode that they wrote to fix these bugs in their microcode
> and 
> that they recommend. Why would you not use it?
> 
> Kind regards,
> 
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Thank you for your fine and detailed email.  It has set my mind at ease.

Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D.
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