Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 807844
memtest 4.20 reports spurious errors
Last modified: 2012-03-28 17:35:11 EDT
Description of problem:
I booted the F17 beta ISO DVD (x86_64, if it matters) on two laptops and
tried the provided memtest. In both cases it reported insane amounts of
errors in test 7 after running successfully through tests 1..6. The
reported error addresses are in the 120 MB area.
I checked that when memtest is configured to go directly to test 7 the
errors appear right away.
I have not had the chance to retest with older images but I believe there's nothing wrong with the physical memory.
firstname.lastname@example.org suggested that it may be related to gcc 4.7 update:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 4.20
How reproducible: every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot off Fedora-17-Beta-TC1-x86_64-DVD.iso
2. select Troubleshooting menu and run memtest
3. hit 'c' to configure memtest, select test number 7, continue
memtest begins reporting memory errors
memtest does not report memory errors
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 805813 ***