Re: Corruption Stats: Suggested Blacklist from the data

Chris Wedgwood (
Thu, 30 Jul 1998 11:06:05 +1200

On Wed, Jul 29, 1998 at 09:03:33PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:

> [maybe some firmware revs only ?]

I think a blacklist should contain firmware lists if possible.

I've got drives here where ones with older firmware versions are made
out of plutonium by the antichrist, but identical units only with
later firmware are fine.

The only draw back I see is a small amount of bloat if you want to be
able to have inequalities to keep the blacklist size down (the
firmware strings vary from unit to unit, but appear to be at most 8
bytes long, so a fair amount of variation is possible).


(If it matters, I'm talking about Micropolis drives).

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