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    SubjectRe: Linux iSCSI Initiator, OpenSource (fwd) (Re: Gauntlet Set NOW!)

    Andre Hedrick wrote:

    > > > Please continue to think of TCP checksums as valid for a data transport,
    > > > you data will be gone soon enough.
    > > >
    > > > Initiator == Controller
    > > > Target == Disk
    > > > iSCSI == cable or ribbon
    > > >
    > > > Please turn off the CRC on your disk drive and see if you still have data.
    > >
    > > This maybe works as PR, but otherwise it's crap.
    > So, please turn off the CRC's in your onboard storage today and see how
    > long it lasts.

    If you want to compare apples with apples, you should rather tell me how
    I turn off the checksumming of my nic.

    > > With a network protocol you have multiple possibilities to increase the
    > > reliability. The lower you do it in the network layer the easier is it
    > > to put it into hardware and to optimize it and the more generically it's
    > > usable. Doing it in the protocol is only the last resort. The iSCSI
    > > protocol is a nice protocol - if you ignore all the crap the hardware
    > > vendors put in (that stuff only makes sense if you want to produce ultra
    > > cheap hardware).
    > I will be happy to see everyone turn off the CRC's on the data and headers
    > on their products or the open sources ones which fail to follow the rules.
    > I am well away of everyones contempt for standards.

    You know RFC2119?

    bye, Roman
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