On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 1:22 PM, Peter Geoghegan <p...@heroku.com> wrote:
> I understand that my experience with storage devices is unusually
> narrow compared to everyone else here. That's why I remain neutral on
> the high level question of whether or not we ought to enable checksums
> by default. I'll ask other hackers to answer what may seem like a very
> naive question, while bearing what I just said in mind. The question
> is: Have you ever actually seen a checksum failure in production? And,
> if so, how helpful was it?

I'm surprised that nobody has answered my question yet.

I'm not claiming that not actually seeing any corruption in the wild
due to a failing checksum invalidates any argument. I *do* think that
data points like this can be helpful, though.

Peter Geoghegan

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