[rescue] Now what, SGI Challenge L Department

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Fri Jan 16 16:02:45 CST 2004

Carl R. Friend writes ...
>    On Fri, 16 Jan 2004, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> > I'm getting memory errors on my Challenge L.  So far, there's
> > not much of a
> > pattern, and none have been uncorrectible.  I'm getting one
> > every few days.
> > A while back,I saw one in the log and started filtering for them; since
> > then, it seems to have one every 3 to 5 days:
> >
> > 12-17-03: Single Bit Error on physical addr. 0x582d6180, in
> > slot 2 leaf 1 bank 7 was a read transient
>    Uh, Shel, are you sitting atop a hoard of radioactive bits?
> Alpha radiation, as well as gamma, is known to cause drop-outs.

I don't think this place is any more radioactive than average.  I think my
personal radioactivity level is probably back to normal, as I haven't had
I-131 in several years.

> > ... is there anything else I should do?
>    Lead BVDs.

Well, I have entered the "metallic years."  Silver in my hair, gold in my
teeth, lead in my ass....


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