[Beowulf] important WDC firmware update

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Tue Feb 6 19:06:15 PST 2007

On Tue, 6 Feb 2007, Bruce Allen wrote:

>>> Here is an important firmware update for WDC WDXXXXYS series drives on 
>>> RAID controllers.  Without this update you will see period drive dropouts


> The new problem seems to be related to the SMART auto offline test which the 
> drive periodically runs to update its SMART data.  But this is just an 
> educated guess based on what WDC has written in their FAQ.

I take it it isn't an issue with md raid?  Linux can monitor via smartd
and not get confused, we can hope?


> Cheers,
> 	Bruce
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