[rescue] Tape drive answers?
David L Kindred (Dave)
d.kindred at telesciences.com
Wed Sep 15 07:41:15 CDT 2004
>>>>> "Carl" == Carl R Friend <crfriend at rcn.com> writes:
Carl> On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> I *STILL* wanna know why upgrading the firmware caused the drive
>> to suddenly develop a pathological overheating problem.
Carl> Perhaps the drive has always run a little bit on the toasty
Carl> side and the new firmware lowered the temperature threshold at
Carl> which the thing starts griping about it.
Perhaps the new firmware is pushing the hardware a bit harder to
implement some improvement. Spinning a motor faster, or with a higher
duty-cycle. Perhaps running some internal frequency generator at a
higher rate. Or even just using the internal memory differently and
like Carl says stressing an already close condition.
Back in my developer days I had personal experience with a change in
software pointing out pre-existing hardware issues :(
David L. Kindred
Unix Systems & Network Administrator
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