Subject: Re: twe status queries?
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/02/2005 14:47:04
> Some vendors sell drives specifically tuned to give up early on
> error-correction (Reed-Solomon?  Viterbi? trellis? I dunno, these
> days), but if der Mouse already has drives, that might not be an
> appealing option.

Yes, we[%] already have drives, and I suspect anything that involves
replacing them would be looked on as a lastish resort.

> Gordon, do you know if there are effective ways (a' la SCSI
> mode-pages) to tell commodity ATA/SATA drives to give up early and
> report railure, rather than resorting to rereads and error-correction
> attempt?

SATA, in this case.

[%] This is for work.  (I *wish* I had that kind of storage at home! :)

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