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SubjectRe: disk-destroyer.c
On Sun, 23 Jul 2000, Khimenko Victor wrote:

>> this matter to have new firmware which then fixes it from the
>> problem? In other words, IDE drive X that allows drive commands
>> to fry it: could a new firmware patch be applied that FIXES
>> this, and now the drive will only allow firmware patches and
>> other serious commands by checking a signature or something?
>
>> Just an idea..
>
>It's not always possible but yes, in some case it's possible. Still chances
>are VERY slim: if manufacturer designed such flawed hardware in first place
>chances are REAL high that this problem does not bother them at all so who
>will create such firmware ?

www.openfirmware.org? Just a thought... ;o)


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