Re: Kernel or failing harddisc?

From: Tomasz Rola
Date: Tue Nov 09 2004 - 19:10:50 EST

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On Tue, 9 Nov 2004, Alistair John Strachan wrote:

> On Tuesday 09 Nov 2004 11:07, Alan Cox wrote:
> [snip]
> >
> > It could be anything. An interrupt went walkies which could easily be
> > the driver, thermals, cabling, phase of the moon, drive,... If those are
> > the only logged lines then the drive hasn't reported any problems back.
> >
> > Failed maxtors normally make it very clear they died - both in smart
> > data (usually) and by spewing drive level errors.
> >
> > Alan
> Thanks Alan, I'll look into it. Since I've not received any SMART warnings,
> I'll just assume the drive is fine and it's something else.

Maybe motherboard? I had once a chipset (an older one, via mvp3 I
believe), that gave me strange errors until I disabled DMA with hdparm.
Besides this, open your case and check cables. Who knows, maybe this will
cure your system.


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