Would it be possible to include the badram kernel patch as part of a stock kernel for Dapper?
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I have tried the 2.6.12 patch and it seems to work fine and not cause
any problems, although I have not tested it extensively.
It is problematic to swap out the ram in a machine to install the OS
and then install the badram patched kernel to be able to run it with
the bad ram stick(s). Ideally, this feature should be in the
kernel on the cd from which the user would boot. They could run
memtest, input the parameters once and then install.
I think this could allow a lot of users who own failing or recycled
hardware to run Ubuntu. I think it could benefit some users who
would run the planned "light" version of edubuntu which would be built
on top of Xubuntu.
As well, it is a really big selling point which goes against the trend
set by other operating systems which neccessitate a hardware upgrade to
properly run the latest version.