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SubjectRe: 3940UW Driver Locks the Machine
On Mon, 16 Feb 1998, Topi Miettinen wrote:

> Doug Ledford writes:
> > Especially when you consider that without the code, the driver went into an
> > abort/reset loop continually resetting the drive because it was failing on
> > tagged commands. The drives in question were IBM DFS series drives shipped
> > by Sun and Apple.
>
> Sounds familiar (abort/reset loop with IBM DPES & DFHS). We've fixed a lot
> of problems by disabling tagged queuing and disconnection. I really, really
> hate 'aborting command due to timeout blah blah'. Can anyone recommend a
> hard drive manufacturer which sells 100% OK drives?

I've *never* seen this sort of problem with the recent Fujitsu
SCSI drives. They aren't particularly cheap, but they're extremely
fast. (4.4,9,18 avail in 7200rpm, 4.4 and 9 in 10000rpm)
(this is on Linux/Intel and Irix/SGI)
Send me e-mail if you want me to recommend a source or two.

Simon Karpen slk@shodor.org
Sysadmin, Shodor Education Foundation

"On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament!], `Pray,
Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right
answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of
confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
-- Charles Babbage



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