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Linus on ECC RAM (& the recent 'unofficial' support AMD added on consumer hardware for it)
Nice to see some of my inchoate suspicions confirmed by Linus Torvalds:

QuoteThe arguments against ECC were always complete and utter garbage. Now even the memory manufacturers are starting do do ECC internally because they finally owned up to the fact that they absolutely have to.

And the memory manufacturers claim it's because of economics and lower power. And they are lying bastards - let me once again point to row-hammer about how those problems have existed for several generations already, but these f*ckers happily sold broken hardware to consumers and claimed it was an "attack", when it always was "we're cutting corners".

How many times has a row-hammer like bit-flip happened just by pure bad luck on real non-attack loads? We will never know. Because Intel was pushing shit to consumers.
I do love it when Linus gets riled up.
Uh oh are they going to send Linus off to some docility education camp again?
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