Subject: Re: bridge(4) and silent data corruption :-(
To: None <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-net
Date: 05/01/2002 00:25:08
> The classic ways this can happen are either getting so many errors
> that one of the packets hits the 1/65535 probability of getting the
> checksum randomly right,

Ethernet has a 32bit CRC to it is 1 in 2^32..... somehwat unlikely
(especiallly since you aren't seeing timeouts)

FWIW I've seen a VMEbus ethernet card that had problems driving
the data bus - a repeated 0xff, 0xff, 0x00 pattern got corrupted!
(I kept that board in my cupboard - didn't want it anywhere near
the spares loop!)


David Laight: