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Oracle, Emulex Unite to Fight Data Corruption

Dec 03, 2008, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Shread)

"End users have been loathe to discuss data corruption problems (see Keeping Silent About Silent Data Corruption), although a database corruption event appeared to be behind an August shipping outage at Netflix.

"The Linux code contribution includes generic support for data integrity at the block and file system layer, as well as support for the T10 Protection Information Model and the Data Integrity Extensions.

"The new code gives Linux additional check points and helps eliminate silent data corruption by reducing the potential for incorrect data to be written to the disk, decreasing application and database errors and system downtime."

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