[CentOS] SATA error
dag at wieers.com
Tue Mar 28 12:59:51 UTC 2006
On Tue, 28 Mar 2006, Fajar Priyanto wrote:
> On Monday 27 March 2006 09:24 pm, Dag Wieers wrote:
> > Disable DMA to see if that results in errors as well. But it seems sda has
> > uncorrectable errors.
> Hi Dag,
> After some researches on the net, I came upon some posting that SMART enabled
> disk will keep any error it encounters in it's log/memory. So, any in my
> case, it seems that the error was occuring in the past for quite some time
> comparing to the online hour of the disk.
That's correct. However, normally a disk is able to correct problems by
relocating the impacted sectors. In your case it was an uncorrectable
error which seems to imply the relocation failed and normally that is a
very bad sign.
I'm not sure what the caused it, but I wouldn't trust it though.
Of course it might have been a SATA driver issue that hopefully is fixed.
> Nevertheless, I reformated sda2 and also performed a double surface scan on
> it, but after half a day, it turned out to be ok. Very strange. Also
> currently it runs without any error at all. I plan to monitor it for a couple
> of days.
sda2 is a partition, so I hope you meant to say sda.
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