Re: My box dying periodically

Steve Shah (sshah@alteon.com)
Thu, 23 Dec 1999 09:46:25 -0800


On Thu, Dec 23, 1999 at 09:50:21AM +0200, root@evp.sf.ukrtel.net wrote:
> Dec 20 01:20:50 evp kernel: EXT2-fs error (device 03:02): ext2_write_inode: unable to read inode block - inode=149055, block=598039

This is not good. Assuming fsck comes clean on boot, you've got a
dying disk.

> Dec 20 01:21:29 evp kernel: general protection: 0000
> Dec 20 01:21:29 evp kernel: CPU: 0
> Dec 20 01:21:29 evp kernel: EIP: 0010:[follow_link+71/116]
> Dec 20 01:21:29 evp kernel: EFLAGS: 00010282
> Dec 20 01:21:29 evp kernel: eax: 90fffffe ebx: 00fdae00 ecx: 00000000 edx: 00081f00
> Dec 20 01:21:29 evp kernel: esi: 0008cf58 edi: 00000000 ebp: 0008cf70 esp: 0008cf10
> Dec 20 01:21:29 evp kernel: ds: 0018 es: 0018 fs: 002b gs: 002b ss: 0018
> Dec 20 01:21:29 evp kernel: Process tar (pid: 7507, process nr: 42, stackpage=0008c000)
> Dec 20 01:21:29 evp kernel: Stack: 00000000 00420004 0008cf80 0012c0d8 00081f00 00fdae00 00000000 00000000
> Dec 20 01:21:29 evp kernel: 0008cf58 00000000 0008cfb4 0008cfb4 00000064 00edae00 0012c176 00420000
> Dec 20 01:21:29 evp kernel: 0008cf74 0008cf70 00081f00 0008cf80 00000000 0008cfb4 00000000 0008cfb4
> Dec 20 01:21:29 evp kernel: Call Trace: [dir_namei+192/304] [_namei+46/232] [namei+48/72] [sys_access+104/176] [system_call+85/128]
> Dec 20 01:21:29 evp kernel: Code: 83 78 2c 00 75 13 52 e8 cd 8a ff ff 89 1e 31 c0 83 c4 04 5b

I'm sure one of the better kernel hackers can verify this, but these
are all file system calls. It makes sense that they are having
problems if your disk is having physical problems.

> Dec 20 01:23:01 evp kernel: bread in fat_access failed
> Dec 20 01:23:01 evp kernel: Filesystem panic (dev 03:01, mounted on 03:02:2041)

Yeah, it's complaining about filesystem problems...

-Steve

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