Re: Alan Shih: "TCP IP Offloading Interface"

Werner Almesberger (
Tue, 15 Jul 2003 02:27:11 -0300

Deepak Saxena wrote:
> My question back is how do you evaluate a high-end SCSI RAID controller
> to make sure that there is no bug in the firmware that causes you to loose
> all your data?

This may be a great moment for relaxing with a good book, e.g. Bruce
Schneier's "Secrets & Lies", chapter 22, where he describes why
functional testing and discovering security bugs are so different.

> Finally, I would like to point out that just b/c something is considered
> bad does not preclude it from being in the kernel.

Well, in the case of TOE, we should at least be able to politely ask
all the useless silicon to step aside :-)

- Werner

 / Werner Almesberger, Buenos Aires, Argentina /
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