FailSafe™ Programmer's Guide for SGI® InfiniteStorage

Document Number: 007-3900-007


Written by Lori Johnson

Illustrated by Chrystie Danzer, Dany Galgani, and Chris Wengelski

Engineering contributions by Scott Henry, Vidula Iyer, Herb Lewis, Michael Nishimoto, Kevan Rehm, Hugh Shannon Jr., Bill Sparks, Paddy Sreenivasan, Dan Stekloff, Rebecca Underwood, and Manish Verma


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Record of Revision

Revision 002December 1999 
Published in conjunction with the latest IRIS FailSafe 2.0 rollup patch. It supports IRIX 6.5.9 and later.

Revision 003October 2000 
Supports IRIS FailSafe 2.1.

Revision 004April 2001 
Supports IRIS FailSafe 2.1.1 release and IRIX 6.5.12 or later.

Revision 005November 2001 
Supports IRIS FailSafe 2.1.2 and IRIX 6.5.14 or later.

Revision 006April 2002 
Supports IRIS FailSafe 2.1.3 and IRIX 6.5.16 or later.

Revision 007November 2003 
Supports IRIS FailSafe 2.1.6 and IRIX 6.5.22 or later.