[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] defective memory? (was: problem with dspmp3sink)

From: Kimmo Hämäläinen kimmo.hamalainen at nokia.com
Date: Tue Sep 19 10:20:30 EEST 2006
On Tue, 2006-09-19 at 03:06, ext Siarhei Siamashka wrote:
> I would really like to hear something from Nokia regarding this problem. There
> may be a few other devices with faulty memory considering some browser crash
> reports, reboots and instability for some people, a possible example can be
> seen here (though the reporter did not run the memory test as adviced): 
> https://garage.maemo.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=84&group_id=54&atid=269
> That's not a tragedy and software solution can probably resolve this problem. 
> As you know, bad blocks are common for flash and jffs2 file system handles
> this issue. RAM can be probably treated in a similar way by using something
> like BadRAM kernel patch [2]

We have noticed your e-mail and tried to reproduce the corruption, but
still without success. I myself have noticed an apparent JFFS2
corruption once, but that too was not reproducible (and could have been
caused by RAM). So, it's unclear yet if it is a software or hardware

BR, Kimmo

> [1] http://www.arm.com/pdfs/DDI0198D_926_TRM.pdf
> [2] http://rick.vanrein.org/linux/badram/
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