Re: hdparm almost burned my SATA disk

From: J.A. Magallon
Date: Sat Oct 15 2005 - 18:03:19 EST

On Sun, 16 Oct 2005 01:01:53 +0200, "J.A. Magallon" <jamagallon@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi all...
> I have seen a very strange thing.
> I was trying hdparm -tT on a SATA disk, it did the buffered part OK,
> and hanged my box in the non-buffered measure. After waiting some minutes,
> I did a SysRQ-s-u-b, and the the disk began to give many read errors on
> sectors and could not boot because journal was not present and many other
> errors.
> After some warm and cold boots, finally the box came up correctly.
> I suspect that something that hdparm did left my disk dumb. But what ?
> I will keep away from hdparm for some time...
> Any idea ?

Oops I forgot.
Kernel is 2.6.14-rc2-mm2.
hdparm is v6.1
Filesystem is ext3 on a

werewolf:~/soft/kernel/patches/2.6.13-jam8# hdparm -I /dev/sda


ATA device, with non-removable media
Model Number: Maxtor 6L160M0
Serial Number: L40MRV4G
Firmware Revision: BANC1G10

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Mandriva Linux release 2006.1 (Cooker) for i586
Linux 2.6.13-jam8 (gcc 4.0.1 (4.0.1-5mdk for Mandriva Linux release 2006.0))

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