"It" meaning BitKeeper.
> B) As I said above, "if your apps don't have built in integrity checks then
> ECC is pretty much a requirement";
> C) As I said above, we use our systems for BK development, so this choice
> makes sense for us.
> I think the point you are really missing is that it is not an either/or
> choice. All you really need in practice is one application which is
> both heavily used and has integrity checks. It could be BitKeeper or
> something else, all that matters is that it will detect memory problems.
This is not true in my experience. YES, it will detect bad memory
configurations, but with over 2^34 memory cells to worry about -- each of
them carrying a charge of a few dozen electrons only -- you WILL have
random failures, especially if the memory is allowed to remain stale for
extended periods of time, as is very likely in a configuration like this
(think disk cache.)
Bad memory configurations is bad. However, good memory configurations
are not necessarily perfect.
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