Reply to post: Re: Why do we accept flaky network hardware?

Confused by crazy crashes? Check your Linux kernel virtual Ethernet code

Hugh McIntyre

Re: Why do we accept flaky network hardware?

Re: "Yet we don't extend the same leeway to storage hardware, for example: write a block of data from memory onto a disk and there's no checksum to protect against bus errors in the transfer."

Systems like ZFS do indeed use checksums (or other techniques in some non-ZFS servers) to protect against errors in server or storage hardware, including errors in data busses, disk firmware, etc.

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