I have the following set up : Red Hat 6.2 on Intel Pentium III architecture,
1.0 GB Memory, 20 GB IDE Hard Disk Drive.
I do a large amount of signal processing using this set-up and I have
encountered spurious results (large amplitude anomalies in output data; this
anomalous data is somewhere between 10^20 different from surrounding
samples) which were not present on input. I have also encountered sporadic
memory and disk errors. I am trying to establish whether these anomalies are
due to hardware errors.
I have several questions that I wish answers for :
What will RedHat do when the following error conditions are encountered:
(1) A single-bit error condition in one or more of the DIMM's. Will the OS
log a record of this ?
(2) A double-bit error condition in one or more of the DIMM's. Will the OS
log a record of this (or as I suspect, crash) ?
(3) A recoverable error on the IDE disk (i.e. a write to a bad sector,
followed by a successful read) ?
(4) A non-recoverable error on the IDE disk ?
(5) Will upgrading to Red Hat 7.1 make any difference in terms of logging
these errors ?
What does Red Hat do in general terms whenever it encounters a memory or IDE
Thanks in advance,