[CentOS] WARNING: Kernel Errors Present in logwatch

Sat Dec 9 17:49:06 UTC 2006
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On Saturday 09 December 2006 12:10, Erick Perez wrote:
> Dec  8 04:05:31 mail kernel: hda: read_intr: error=0x40 {
> UncorrectableError }, LBAsect=6018827, sector=6018821

> seems that the controller is bad. so the motherboard is bad.

In an ATA drive, the 'controller' on the motherboard is more like a host 
adapter like with SCSI (original ATA (AT Attachment) actually extended the 
ISA bus, minus addressing, across to the drive, thus 'Integrated Drive 
Electronics').  The 'controller' that is throwing the error is actually on 
the drive; more than likely this string of errors is a drive failure.  Try 
another drive first, then check your cables (cable problems can do this too), 
then check your motherboard.
Lamar Owen
Director of Information Technology
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC  28772