If I interpret ECC server memory correctly.
At this point I would rather have ECC than not. I guess it comes down to cost. And how the ECC works. Speed that has stagnated thanks to GFX cards not getting updated.
Having your machine stops, hard lock because a bit flipped and could not be corrected with playing skyrim and some graphic assets was not CRC correct could get annoying it it happened a lot.
While losing data to the same thing once a quarter would be also annoying.
Hence we advocate Freenas and ECC memory for machines with barely any home network load level because, data loss. At the same time time on quad core 5G+ overclocked PC’s crunching massives amounts of data burning several hundred watts of power with no ECC happly.
I’d like ECC memory to save bit errors but not server hard stop when an unfixable error occurs. Only record it so I can monitor it. Now when your ram is know corrupt should the kernel keep going ?
Im lead to believe some of the latests attacks was it rowhammer aggressively attack memory to flip bits to gain access.