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It is possible. It is stupendously, fantastically, indescribably improbable. It will never happen. It is not realistic. Monkeys will type Shakespeare before it happens. Daenerys Targaryen will bear a living child before it happens. If two Wednesdays come together in a week... it'll happen long, long, long after that.
While the usage of error-correcting memory is a plus in preventing data loss due to sector corruption in the event of memory errors, it is not a requirement for full disk encryption. Considering that most people do use FDE on computers that do not have error-correcting memory, it should be safe.
There is apparently a development branch of gcc that includes support for bounds-checking using the MPX extensions. It looks interesting. No performance numbers are provided. The AddressSanitizer project has experimented with using the MPX extensions in their project, but their reactions are mixed. They predict that for some programs this approach might ...
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