Package Details: memtest86-efi 7.5.1001-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/memtest86-efi.git (read-only)
Package Base: memtest86-efi
Description: A free, thorough, stand alone memory test as an EFI application
Upstream URL: http://www.memtest86.com
Licenses: GPL2, custom:PassMark
Submitter: Xorg
Maintainer: Xorg
Last Packager: Xorg
Votes: 66
Popularity: 1.737420
First Submitted: 2013-10-29 10:25
Last Updated: 2018-02-27 19:07

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Xorg commented on 2018-07-05 19:14

@park0kyung0wo: I would say now. Software cannot damage hardware, but overheat and brutal shutdowns can.

park0kyung0won commented on 2018-07-04 20:53

Oh I see thanks for the reply

I'm asking for I do not know much about low level efi things, Can efi firmwares like memtest damage my hardware?... I hope not :(

Xorg commented on 2018-07-04 16:12

@park0kyung0won: I'm sorry, I can't help you: it's not a packaging issue.

If you shutdown your computer safely under MemTest86, it may be an upstream bug.

I suggest you to contact PassMark Support[3] or try MemTest86 forum[4].

[3] https://www.passmark.com/support/index.htm

[4] https://www.passmark.com/forum/memtest86

park0kyung0won commented on 2018-07-04 12:02

Hello

I have encountered a problem while using this package. I installed this memtest86-efi package, with option of adding entry to systemd-boot list. I aborted memtest in the middle(no particular reason, I couldn't wait), and booted back to Arch Linux. Then I got an error from S.M.A.R.T that my nvme SSD device has been degraded, which Arch Linux is installed. I had one "Media and Data Integrity Errors" on S.M.A.R.T record of that nvme SSD drive.

I was curious so I've conducted tests. Everytime I do memtest, that "Media and Data Integrity Errors" count increased by one, and that integrity error made status of my nvme SSD degraded. So I highly suspect this memtest was a cause...

buzo commented on 2018-02-27 19:33

Looks good, thanks for the quick fix!

Xorg commented on 2018-02-27 19:09

Ok, done in following commit: a1c4551125f1

Tell me if you encounter issue. And if you have a better idea than p7zip to extract .img file...

Xorg commented on 2018-02-27 18:16

@buzo: Try to delete the ISO file by yourself.

Ok, switched from md5sums to sha512sums. I found an upstream FTP, but that is the USB version, ISO seems not present: https://www.passmark.com/ftp/memtest86-usb-7.5.1001.tar.gz I'll investigate.

buzo commented on 2018-02-27 13:49

Now I get a validity check error because memtest86-efi-7.5-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz is still there, so makepkg does not download the new version. This is broken. I think the file should be renamed after download. (And upstream should add a version number to the file name.)

And I agree, MD5 is outdated and not secure. Please switch to a modern hash (sha256sum for instance) while you are at it.

Xorg commented on 2018-02-27 12:12

@xiretza: Thank for your report. It would be the same issue with sha512sums... md5sums updated.

xiretza commented on 2018-02-27 11:15

There's been another build with the exact same version number and no separate download (great release system...), which invalidates the md5sum (you might want to change that to something cryptographically secure like sha512sums).

https://www.memtest86.com/support/ver_history.htm