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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0 of 3] Low memory corruption detection and workaround
On Mon, 08 Sep 2008 09:47:07 -0700
Jeremy Fitzhardinge <> wrote:

> Nick Piggin wrote:
> > Why not high memory as well? We put page tables there too...
> >
> Well, the specific problem is that the BIOS appears to corrupt low
> memory. It might corrupt other memory anywhere, but that would be
> pretty pathologically evil. The assumption is that it gets away with it
> because its memory that Windows doesn't otherwise use or something.

Or that its hitting stuff that doesn't kill the OS...

What has the vendor had to say and if they are not being helpful has
anyone considered delivered them a report of the corruption and trace info
by say registered post with a suggestion that they might now be knowingly
exposing customers to unneccessary risk through their inaction ...


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