[rescue] Tape drive answers?

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Wed Sep 15 11:45:00 CDT 2004

On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 07:13:02AM -0400, Carl R. Friend wrote:
>    On Wed, 15 Sep 2004, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> > OK, so the forced-air direct cooling of the tape drive seems to have
> > gotten it back into operation.
> > 
> > I *STILL* wanna know why upgrading the firmware caused the drive to
> > suddenly develop a pathological overheating problem.
>    Perhaps the drive has always run a little bit on the toasty
> side and the new firmware lowered the temperature threshold at
> which the thing starts griping about it.

Conceivable.  But then, why did the behavior continue when I reflashed
the old firmware?

Anyway, my airbox trick has it running again with the new firmware,
which gives me BSR support as a bonus, so I'm acceptably happy about it
for now.

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