Subject: Re: kernel message: Data modified on freelist
To: None <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
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 <> 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	                            
	"And where do all these highways go, now that we are free?"