DRAM errors, cosmic rays and bit flips

June 27, 2012

Take a look at these articles, it will give you a good idea of memory errors and the use of ECC hardware. These bit flips are easy say but hard to prove, bugs in the system.

The first articles shows when page cache in Linux can be evil.

Attack of the Cosmic Rays!

On the need to use error-correcting memory

DRAM error rates: Nightmare on DIMM street

DRAM Errors in the Wild: A Large-Scale Field Study