October 25, 2000

Patch allows Linux to use bad DIMMs

Author: JT Smith

Slashdot readers talk about the BadRAM patch to Linux 2.2, "which allows it to
make use of faulty memory by marking the bad pages as
unallocatable at boot time. If there were a source of cheap faulty
DIMMs this would make building Linux boxes with buckets of memory
significantly cheaper; it also demonstrates another advantage of having the
source code to one's operating system."


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