Re: [PATCH] x86/speculation/l1tf: fix off-by-one error when warning that system has too much RAM
From: George Anchev
Date: Fri Aug 24 2018 - 05:07:29 EST
On Thu, 23 Aug 2018 08:44:37 -0700 Andi Kleen wrote:
> Ah I see it's a client part with very large DIMMs
> and someone being very brave and using that much
> memory without ECC.
It is not about being "brave" but about being
informed. As of 2018 you can probably call "brave"
everyone who uses any modern computer. However this
machine was purchased in 2012. Consider what was known
then and what is known now. The motherboard ASUS
P8Z77-V does not support ECC memory. Still we needed
and paid for 32GB of RAM, not for 31.5.