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Crowd-sourcing interpretation of IBM RAID 5 extension paper

Steve Knox

Re: Quick answer

More to the point, this paper is about generating a mathematical checksum function which maximizes the probability of recovering from multiple failures while minimizing the space needed to store the checksum.

Beyond that, it's matrix algebra, which I knew for about two weeks in college, and even then gave me headaches.

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