> The issue is definitely not specific to ZFS. For example, the whole OS > depends on relable memory content in order to function. Likewise, no one > likes it if characters mysteriously change in their word processing > documents.
I don’t care too much if a single document gets corrupted – there’ll always be a good copy in a snapshot. I do care however if a whole directory branch or old snapshots were to disappear. > Most of the blame seems to focus on Intel, with its objective to spew CPUs > with the highest-clocking performance at the lowest possible price point for > the desktop market. AMD CPUs seem to usually be slower but include ECC as > standard in the CPU or AMD-supplied chipset. Agreed. I originally bought an AMD-based system for that reason alone, with the intention of running OpenSolaris on it. Alas, it performed abysmally, so it was quickly swapped for an Intel-based one (without ECC). Additionally, consider that Joyent’s port of KVM supports only Intel systems, AFAIK. _______________________________________________ zfs-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/zfs-discuss