/memtest86, Stand alone memory test for x86 arch (no longer maintained)
4.0nb1, Package name:
memtest86-4.0nb1, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users
Memtest86 is a thorough, stand alone memory test for i386 architecture
systems. BIOS-based memory tests are only a quick check and often miss
failures that are detected by Memtest86.
This program is no longer maintained upstream as free software. See
memtestplus for the current free-software fork.
Master sites: SHA1:
Version history: (Expand)
- (2014-05-01) Updated to version: memtest86-4.0nb1
- (2012-02-19) Updated to version: memtest86-4.0
- (2008-03-29) Updated to version: memtest86-3.4nb1
- (2008-03-25) Updated to version: memtest86-3.4nb1
- (2008-01-11) Updated to version: memtest86-3.4
- (2007-12-30) Updated to version: memtest86-3.4
CVS history: (Expand)
| 2015-11-04 02:32:42 by Alistair G. Crooks | Files touched by this commit (499) |
Add SHA512 digests for distfiles for sysutils category
Problems found with existing digests:
Package memconf distfile memconf-2.16/memconf.gz
Problems found locating distfiles:
Package dc-tools: missing distfile dc-tools/abs0-dc-burn-netbsd-1.5-0-gae55ec9
Package ipw-firmware: missing distfile ipw2100-fw-1.2.tgz
Package iwi-firmware: missing distfile ipw2200-fw-2.3.tgz
Package nvnet: missing distfile nvnet-netbsd-src-20050620.tgz
Package syslog-ng: missing distfile syslog-ng-3.7.2.tar.gz
Otherwise, existing SHA1 digests verified and found to be the same on
the machine holding the existing distfiles (morden). All existing
SHA1 digests retained for now as an audit trail.
| 2014-05-01 17:07:31 by Greg Troxel | Files touched by this commit (2) |
Note that this program is no longer maintained upstream as Free
software and point to memtestplus.
Note the presence of 4.0s on the FreeBSD distfiles site.
| 2012-10-23 21:51:39 by Aleksej Saushev | Files touched by this commit (447) |
Drop superfluous PKG_DESTDIR_SUPPORT, "user-destdir" is default these days.
| 2012-02-19 12:14:33 by OBATA Akio | Files touched by this commit (3) | |
Update memtest86 to 4.0.
Based on PR 45754 by Radoslaw Kujawa.
Enhancements in v4.0 (28/Mar/2011)
* Support for testing with multiple CPUs. All tests except for #11 (Bit Fade)
have been multi-threaded. A maximum of 16 CPUs will be used for testing.
* CPU detection has been completely re-written to use the brand ID string rather
than the cumbersome, difficult to maintain and often out of date CPUID family
information. All new processors will now be correctly identified without
requiring code support.
* All code related to controller identification, PCI and DMI has been removed.
This may be a controversial decision and was not made lightly. The following
are justifications for the decision:
1. Controller identification has nothing to do with actual testing of memory,
the core purpose of Memtest86.
2. This code needed to be updated with every new chipset. With the ever
growing number of chipsets it is not possible to keep up with the changes.
The result is that new chipsets were more often than not reported
in-correctly. In the authors opinion incorrect information is worse
than no information.
3. Probing for chipset information carries the risk of making the program
4. The amount of code involved with controller identification was quite
large, making support more difficult.
Removing this code also had the unfortunate effect of removing reporting of
correctable ECC errors. The code to support ECC was hopelessly intertwined the
controller identification code. A fresh, streamlined implementation of ECC
reporting is planned for a future release.
* A surprising number of conditions existed that potentially cause problems when
testing more than 4 GB of memory. Most if not all of these conditions have
been identified and corrected.
* A number of cases were corrected where not all of memory was being tested. For
most tests the last word of each test block was not tested. In addition an
error in the paging code was fixed that omitted from testing the last 256
bytes of each block above 2 GB.
* The information display has been simplified and a number of details that were
not relevant to testing were removed.
* Memory speed measurement has been parallelized for more accurate reporting for
multi channel memory controllers.
* This is a major re-write of the Memtest86 with a large number of minor
bug-fixes and substantial cleanup and re-organization of the code.
| 2009-12-12 20:34:46 by Aleksej Saushev | Files touched by this commit (1) |
Support staged installation.
| 2009-06-14 23:28:48 by Joerg Sonnenberger | Files touched by this commit (22) |
Convert @exec/@unexec to @pkgdir or drop it.
| 2009-06-14 20:16:23 by Joerg Sonnenberger | Files touched by this commit (225) |
Remove @dirrm entries from PLISTs
| 2009-05-22 19:23:06 by Zafer Aydogan | Files touched by this commit (1) | |
update master sites.