OT: ECC Memory - WAS: Re: [Samba] Possible Filesystem Corruptionwith Samba 3.0.25a (with XFS and LVM)

Adam DiCaprio apdicaprio at gmail.com
Tue Jun 26 20:59:41 GMT 2007

While slower, it has benefits for something like a database server. For a home machine, the added expense and slower speed are not worth it. Not exactly a definitive answer as there is gray area but for a production server, I'd throw in ecc 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Charles Marcus <CMarcus at Media-Brokers.com>

Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 16:26:25 
To:samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: OT: ECC Memory - WAS: Re: [Samba] Possible Filesystem Corruption
	with Samba	3.0.25a	(with XFS and LVM)

>> The best way I've ever found to reliably find bad memory is compile 
>> something big, like X. If your memory is bad, you'll find out pretty 
>> quick...

> The real solution is to use ECC memory. :)


I recall reading somewhere that ECC memory was considerably slower than 
non-ECC, and its benefits was mostly sales hype - ie, its ECC was not 
precisely reliable...

Anyone know of an authoritative answer to this question?


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