[CentOS] Alarming (?) smartd reports

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 07:02:23 UTC 2008


On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 9:41 PM, MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> I decided, after the last discussion of smartd and S.M.A.R.T. disks,
> to take a look in my /var/log/messages, and I'm seeing fair bit of
> this:
>
> Sep 10 20:11:23 mhrichter smartd[3361]: Device: /dev/sda, 4294967295
> Offline uncorrectable sectors
> Sep 10 20:41:23 mhrichter smartd[3361]: Device: /dev/hdb, 21 Currently
> unreadable (pending) sectors
(snip)
> Google is not particularly informative on this subject - anyone know
> more than general suggestions about dd, badblocks, etc.?  This is my
> boot and primary system disk (has been for some time), but the error
> message is essentially meaningless (to me, right now).

You should start thinking of replacing the disk.  There is a
discussion in the forum:

http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=15880&forum=39

I am one of the people there who were getting the same error and
replaced the disk.

Akemi / toracat


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