On Mon, January 16, 2012 01:19, Richard Elling wrote:

>> [1] http://www.usenix.org/event/fast10/tech/full_papers/zhang.pdf
> Yes. Netapp has funded those researchers in the past. Looks like a FUD
> piece to me.
> Lookout everyone, the memory system you bought from Intel might suck!

>From the paper:

> This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
> Foundation under the following grants: CCF-0621487, CNS-0509474,
> CNS-0834392, CCF-0811697, CCF-0811697, CCF-0937959, as well as by generous
> donations from NetApp, Inc, Sun Microsystems, and Google.

So Sun paid to FUD themselves?

The conclusions are hardly unreasonable:

> While the reliability mechanisms in ZFS are able to provide reasonable
> robustness against disk corruptions, memory corruptions still remain a
> serious problem to data integrity.

I've heard the same thing said ("use ECC!") on this list many times over
the years.

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