"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
"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."