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    SubjectRe: marching through all physical memory in software
    Eric W. Biederman wrote:
    > A background software scrubber simply has the job of rewritting memory
    > to it's current content so that the data and the ecc check bits are
    > guaranteed to be in sync

    Don't you just need to READ memory? The memory controller hardware
    takes care of the rest in the vast majority of cases.

    You only need to rewrite RAM if a correctable error occurs, and the
    chipset doesn't support automatic write-back of the corrected value (a
    different problem altogether...). The actual memory bits themselves are
    refreshed by the hardware quite frequently (max of every 64ms for DDR2,
    I believe)...

    Cheers,

    Tim.


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