PHOBOS - Re: drbd (was nmbd)

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Nov 10 07:09:54 MST 1999


> some kind of built in FT and load-balancing/sharing. the card has onboard 
> processor, 64MB ram, and it's own OS and TCP stack. they also have a product 

I always ask one question of such setups

"What if there is a bug in the TCP stack"

What is your time to fix when your site is under attack.

In an HA situation its perhaps less serious because you can fall back to
conventional cards and have already planned to do so. Similarly with SSL
accelerators




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