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GlusterFS Future Features: BitRot detection


Bitrot detection review, again:
Dec 2nd, 1300 UTC, 0500AM PST

We will be discussing approaches to providing BitRot detection in future GlusterFS releases. Please join us to discuss your ideas and learn more about GlusterFS futures.

BitRot detection is a technique used to identify an “insidious” type of disk error where data is silently corrupted with no indication from the disk to the storage software layer that an error has occurred. BitRot detection is exceptionally useful when using JBOD (which had no way of knowing that the data is corrupted on disk) rather than RAID (esp. RAID6 which has a performance penalty for certain kind of workloads).

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