[CentOS] CentOS 4.3 occasionally locking up accessing IDE drive

Sun Apr 2 10:36:01 UTC 2006
Dave Hatton <lists at starground.it>

I've just had a similar problem but with SATA drives.

I discovered some reports of problems when smartctl scans were issued
against running drives.

For me the fix was to turn off SMART monitoring (service smartd stop &&
chkconfig smartd off).