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SubjectRe: Linux iSCSI Initiator, OpenSource (fwd) (Re: Gauntlet Set NOW!)
On Tue, Jan 07, 2003 at 01:39:38PM +1300, Andrew McGregor wrote:
> Hmm. The problem here is that there is a nontrivial probability that a
> packet can pass both ethernet and TCP checksums and still not be right,
> given the gigantic volumes of data that iSCSI is intended to be used with.
> Back up a 100 terabyte array and it's more than 1%, back of the envelope.

What was the underlying error rate and distribution you assumed? I
figure if it were high enough to get to your 1%, you'd have such high
retry rates (and resulting throughput loss) that the operator would
notice his LAN was broken weeks before said transfer completed.

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