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Re: XFS/driver bug or bad drive?

To: Michael-John Turner <mj@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS/driver bug or bad drive?
From: David Engel <david@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 10:20:11 -0500
Cc: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxxxxxx>, xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20091007140431.GB29528@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <20091001232759.GA12832@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <4AC54BDA.20806@xxxxxxxxxxx> <20091002165704.GA17558@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <20091007112959.GA17132@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> <4ACC9699.70900@xxxxxxxxxxx> <20091007140431.GB29528@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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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.

David
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