PERC3/Di failure workaround hypothesis

Matthew Joyce MJoyce at
Tue May 25 21:26:00 CDT 2004

I have to say, I find this both distressing and encouraging.

Distressing because we about to deploy a PE2650 with PERC3/Di, RAID1,
Encouraging because clearly the issue is being actively looked at.

So, with the above setup, should I *expect* to get problems ?
Does the issue happen to most similar server or just a small but
significant few ?


Matt Joyce
Children's Cancer Institute Australia

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-admin at 
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-admin at] On Behalf Of Matt Domsch
> Sent: Sunday, 23 May 2004 9:21 AM
> To: Sean Bruno - TELECOM
> Cc: Linux-PowerEdge at
> Subject: Re: PERC3/Di failure workaround hypothesis
> On Sat, May 22, 2004 at 02:11:35PM -0700, Sean Bruno - TELECOM wrote:
> > BTW, what will be the action here if this does indeed "work-around" 
> > this failure?  Will there be a new version of the firmware for the 
> > 3Di?
> Likely yes, though it will take some time to release - any 
> firmware change must be tested across multiple controllers on 
> several server types, and with multiple operating systems, to 
> ensure that the "fix" doesn't break anything else.
> Thanks,
> Matt
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> Matt Domsch
> Sr. Software Engineer, Lead Engineer
> Dell Linux Solutions &
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