[SATLUG] ECC support in Linux

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 20:50:06 CDT 2010


travis+ml-satlug at subspacefield.org wrote:
> Hey all, I was reading that old Google memory study:
> 
> http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-10370026-264.html
> 
> It reminded me I have ECC memory in my file server, but I'm not sure
> exactly how it's supported in Linux, and how I test that it's actually
> working or how many errors it has corrected.

Generally ecc is done in HW, not software.  You can probably get more 
info about how your memeory is working from booting to memtest.bin.

   -- Bruce


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