upgrade to 10.3R ....

William A. Mahaffey III wam at hiwaay.net
Thu Sep 29 13:17:13 UTC 2016

On 09/28/16 14:56, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam at hiwaay.net> writes:
>> are many online URLs with dire warnings about using ZFS & non-ECC RAM
>> causing data corruption (this box is a commodity desktop w/ non-ECC
>> 1. Are these concerns valid, i.e. founded in fact ?
> Sure. When you get uncorrected bit flips, you can end up corrupting your
> data or even the filesystem. That isn't unique to ZFS, of course.

Very well. I drew the inference that data integrity would be 
considerably worse, proportional to RAM errors rather than HDD errors, 
maybe I am overthinking it ....

> If the data integrity guarantees aren't the deciding reason you're using
> ZFS, then this isn't an issue. Some people use ZFS on laptops, for
> example, for other features rather than data integrity (most commonly,
> compression).
>> 2. If so, should this be mentioned in the wiki or website somewhere ?
> I wouldn't bother. "ECC memory reduces data corruption" is right up
> there with "the computer will run most effectively when powered up."

I *LOVE* it :-) ....

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