Keith Adams of Facebook pointed me to this paper:
The fun part is that we have a new and exciting way to induce memory corruption. Reading memory.
The interesting part is the proposal of a probabilistic algorithm to address the issue.
This continues my enduring belief that reliance on reliable hardware to make software work is increasingly a fools errand. As we patch more and more of the cracks, eventually we will have to stare at the chasms and rethink software design.
In the meantime, the next time I get a memory corruption I am pointing my boss to this paper.