The microblog: 2022.08.29 03:49:02

2022.08.29 03:49:02 (1564067569291517952) from Daniel J. Bernstein, replying to "Dominic White ❌ (@singe)" = "Dominic White 🎄🎅 (@singe)" (1563801814323138560):

The portable code in libsecded is roughly 1 cycle/byte on current Intel CPUs (depending on array size), which is the sort of cost most applications don't notice even if it's applied to all data. Certainly interesting to try larger-distance codes. But need isolation vs Rowhammer.


2022.08.28 08:33:42 (1563776820364734464) from Daniel J. Bernstein:

Bits in DRAM sometimes flip. Typical servers have SECDED ECC DRAM to protect against this, but typical desktops/laptops/smartphones don't. Have released a "libsecded" micro-library with secded_encode() to protect an array and secded_decode() to recover it:

2022.08.28 10:13:01 (1563801814323138560) from "Dominic White ❌ (@singe)" = "Dominic White 🎄🎅 (@singe)":

How difficult/costly would it be to increase the checks to three bits to handle ECCPLOIT row hammer variants?