Subject: Re: kernel message: Data modified on freelist
To: None <>
From: Ken Nakata <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/01/2000 00:06:16
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.