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SubjectRe: Advanced Linux Kernel/Enterprise Linux Kernel

> > > 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.
> You would have to store the checksums on the filesystem then, or use a

I store checksums in separate partition.

> verify-after-write. What I was talking about is a
> verify-the-buffer-didn't get scribbled. I'd then trust the hardware to
> report a write failure. Note that if something scribbles on your buffer
> between the time you put good data on it and when it gets transfered to
> disk, you can verify perfectly and still have a hosed filesystem.

Actually, I have 50% chance detecting that corruption. If it happens
between application and loop, I detect nothing. If it happens between
loop and disk, I catch it.
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