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John P. Looney
john at antefacto.com
Tue Nov 20 15:09:40 GMT 2001
On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 02:35:44PM +0000, Glen Gray mentioned:
> On Tue, 2001-11-20 at 14:36, Vincent Cunniffe wrote:
> > Parity error - occurs when the hardware has detected corruption in the
> > physical memory installed in the system, indicating that the memory is
> > damaged, that it has become physically detached, or that some other part
> > of the system is causing errors of such magnitude that it is disrupting
> > the main communications bus in the machine. Heat would be one guess, but
> > as you didn't specify what hardware we're talking about, we don't know.
> Could also be cosmic rays hey kate.
Yep. Though, unless this is an unhardened control system near a nuclear
reactor, it's likely that if it happens repeatedly, it's nothing to do
with background radiation...
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