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SubjectRe: Advanced Linux Kernel/Enterprise Linux Kernel
Hi!

> > book, Ext2 throws safety to the wind to achieve speed. This also ties
> > into Linux' convoluted VM system, and is shot in the foot by NFS. We
> > would need minimally a journaled filesystem and a clean VM design,
> > probably with a unified cache (no separate buffer, directory entry and
> > page caches). The Tux2 Phase Trees look to be a good step in the
> > direction as well, in terms of FS reliability. The filesystem would have
> > to do checksums on every block.
>
> Actually, I was planning on doing on putting in a hack to do something
> like that: calculate a checksum after every buffer data update and check
> it after write completion, to make sure nothing scribbled in the buffer
> in the interim. This would also pick up some bad memory problems.

You might want to take look to a patch with crc loop option.

It does verify during read, not during write; but that's even better because
that way you pick up problems in IO subsystem, too.
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