On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 1:14 AM, Paul B. Henson <hen...@acm.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Sep 2009, Paul B. Henson wrote:
>> In any case, I agree with you that the firmware is buggy; however I
>> disagree with you as to the outcome of that bug. The drive is not
>> returning random garbage, it has *one* byte wrong. Other than that all of
>> the data seems ok, at least to my inexpert eyes. smartctl under Linux
>> issues a warning about that invalid byte and reports everything else ok.
>> Solaris on an x4500 evidentally barfs over that invalid byte and returns
>> garbage.
> On another note, my understanding is that the official Sun sold
> and supported SSD for the x4540 is basically just an OEM'd Intel X25-E. Did
> Sun install their own fixed firmware on their version of that drive, or
> does it have the same buggy firmware as the street version? It would be
> funny if you guys were shipping a drive with buggy firmware that just
> happens to work because the x4540 hardware doesn't trip over the one
> invalid byte :)...

Perhaps some of their fixes have made it upstream.  Your message at
from June 10 suggests you are running firmware release (045C)8626.  On
August 11 they released firmware revisions 8820, 8850, and 02G9,
depending on the drive model.


Mike Gerdts
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