[CentOS] OT - Offline uncorrectable sectors

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Mon Aug 25 19:43:18 UTC 2008


On Mon, 2008-08-25 at 12:03 -0700, Nifty Cluster Mitch wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 07:24:24AM -0400, William L. Maltby wrote:
> > 
> ><snip>

> > (potentially) lost on an existing file system. It's best utility is at
> > FS creation and check time. It also has use if you can un-mount the FS
> > (ignoring the "force" capability provided) but cannot take the system
> > down to run manufacturer-specific diagnostic and repair software.
> 
> It might be interesting to add a "catch 22" story.
> 
> I once added -c  flags to /fsckoptions and "touch"ed /forcefsck.
> I had to take the disk to the lab and fix it on a bench system. 

YOIKS! Any explanation why such a reliable process would cause such a
result? Was it a long time ago with a buggy e2fsck maybe? Did you mean
to say you added the "-f" flag and the FS was mounted and active at the
time? Is it just one of those "Mysteries of the Universe"? I hate those!

> <snip>

-- 
Bill



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