Oracle Safe Vaults Your Linux Data with the new Integrity Protection Code

Oracle unveiled Data Integrity Protection code for Linux community. The new code offers data integrity as the  data moves from application to database, and from Linux operating system to disk storage. The new code enables Linux to provide 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 down-time.

Developed in part with Emulex, the new data integrity protection code is based on existing storage standards and allows key data protection information to be utilized by the Linux kernel for the first time.

The key features of the Data Integrity code is:

  • The Oracle code contribution has been accepted into the 2.6.27 Linux kernel.
  • This code contribution includes generic support for data integrity at the block and file system layers, as well as support for the T10 Protection Information Model (formerly known as DIF) and the Data Integrity Extensions.
  • The Data Integrity Extensions, developed in collaboration with Emulex, augment the T10 standard by allowing protection information to be transferred to and from host memory, enabling comprehensive data integrity protection.
  • The Oracle-developed code is the first implementation of the T10 Protection Information Model standard for an operating system.

Source: Webwire

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