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FS#74975 - [linux] [linux-zen] compile with CONFIG_MEMTEST=y

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Tomas Mudrunka (harvie) - Monday, 06 June 2022, 15:08 GMT
Last edited by Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) - Sunday, 31 July 2022, 14:39 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Kernel
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
David Runge (dvzrv)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


Hello, can you please add CONFIG_MEMTEST=y to config for Archlinux kernels?
It does not change default behaviour, but enables user to add memtest=3 option to kernel command line in order to do brief RAM test during boot. It is done directly by kernel without need for external tool like memtest86+, results can then be found in dmesg.

Additional info:
* package version(s)

linux, linux-zen, linux-lts
This task depends upon

Closed by  Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Sunday, 31 July 2022, 14:39 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  Enabled in trunk, pending next release.
Comment by Tomas Mudrunka (harvie) - Monday, 06 June 2022, 16:00 GMT
perhaps also for linux-hardened

Debian already has this enabled.
Comment by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Sunday, 31 July 2022, 02:57 GMT
This has come up before  FS#11328   FS#40143 . Rather than close this immediately as another dupe, maybe it's worth re-evaluating in 2022?