Re: [rfc] generic allocator and mspec driver

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2005-02-16 06:19:40
>>>>> On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 13:11:20 -0600, Robin Holt <> said:

  Robin> We saw many silent data corruptions. The SN2 hardware will
  Robin> give an MCA if both types of references are made by the cpu
  Robin> at about the same time, but that depends on both transactions
  Robin> being on the bus in close relationship to each other.

Yes, but the point is it affects _most_ of today's machines, including
x86.  A while ago, there were some nasty data corruption issues on AMD
chips caused by the AGP GART and the large mappings used by the Linux
kernel, for example.

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