[CentOS] Hard drive errors

Fri Sep 22 07:04:23 UTC 2006
Jordi Espasa Clofent <jordi.listas at multivia.com>

> One of my CentOS boxes has started giving me errors.  The box is
> CentOS-4.4 (i386) fully updated.  It has a pair of SATA drives in a
> software raid 1 configuration.
> The errors I see are:
>     ata1: command 0xca timeout, stat 0x50 host_stat 0x24
>     ata1: status=0x50 { DriveReady SeekComplete }
>     Info fld=0x1e22b8, Current sda: sense key No Sense
>     ata2: command 0xca timeout, stat 0x50 host_stat 0x24
>     ata2: status=0x50 { DriveReady SeekComplete }
>     Info fld=0x1e2598, Current sdb: sense key No Sense
> If it was just coming from one drive, I would say it was a bad drive,
> but this is happening on both drives.
> Can anyone give me a starting place to diagnose this?

The ideal should be to use the SmartTools utilities, but, if I'm right, 
there're problems with SATA support.

At least, you can boot with liveCD-util (like UltimateBootCD, for example) and 
check the HD integrity.

Jordi Espasa Clofent

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