Subject: Re: kernel message: Data modified on freelist
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/29/2000 10:49:28
On Wed, Mar 01, 2000 at 12:06:16AM +0900, Ken Nakata wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Feb 2000 17:04:45 -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Single-bit errors _are_ fairly common, in memories of the size of most
> > of today's. It's not surprising that you're experiencing them; this is
> > why you should use ECC memory!
> Um, do ECC memory modules have error correction circuit built into
> them? Or does the motherboard have to provide the functionality? If
> the latter, do most PC motherboards actually provide it? I'm just
> wondering if it buys me anything to replace the non-parity PC100 SDRAM
> DIMM on my 440BX-based motherboard with an ECC one.
The motherboard has to do it, and these days almost all do.
Thor Lancelot Simon firstname.lastname@example.org
"And where do all these highways go, now that we are free?"