On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 03:04:31PM +0100, Michael-John Turner wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 07, 2009 at 08:24:41AM -0500, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> > Firmware bug? I still think it can't be an xfs problem, and I'm not
> > just trying to be protective of our turf ;)
> Could very well be a firmware bug - FWIW, my drive has version 1AA01109.
A firmware bug wouldn't surprise me. FWIW, here are my firmware
versions and latest information.
The problematic drive has firmware version 1AA01110. I don't trust
that specific drive, don't really trust that model anymore, so I
retired it and bought a new drive to replace it.
The other HD753LJ I have (also replacement) has firmware version
1AA01110 too. This drive hasn't shown any problems yet, but I will be
testing it more after I finish moving some files around.
> Some searching online suggests that others have solved similar problems by
> replacing their SATA cables. I'll give that a try but, as my issue isn't
> reproducible (subsequent cvs updates haven't given any problems), it'll be
> difficult to know immediately if a faulty cable was the problem.
I probably ran across all of the same stuff. I tried multiple cables,
multiple SATA ports and multiple host systems. The problem was nearly
100% on the intended system. I don't know how frequent the problem
was on the second system since I stopped testing on it after the first
failure confirmed the problem was not specific to the original system.