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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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