[CentOS] EXT3 fs error on RAID1 device

Rasmus Back rasmus.back at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 13:29:19 UTC 2007

On 3/29/07, Alfred von Campe <alfred at 110.net> wrote:
> On Mar 29, 2007, at 7:22, Rasmus Back wrote:
> > Thanks for the pointer! The smart logs for my drives don't show any
> > errors but I'll start a long selftest just to be sure. Although if it
> > is a failing hard drive then the raid driver should kick it out of the
> > array. Your system was a laptop with just one drive, right?
> It was actually a single SATA drive on a desktop system, but yes, it
> was not in a RAID configuration.  Are you running the selftest on
> both drives?  It would be interesting to see the results of that...

Well this is interesting: smartctl -H /dev/sda returns "SMART Health
Status: OK". But when I try to start a test with smartctl -t long
/dev/sda I immediately get "Extended Background Self Test Failed".
Apparently my drives don't work with smartctl since smartctl -l error
/dev/sda returns:

Error Counter logging not supported

Error Events logging not supported

I checked the BIOS and SMART reporting is turned on, although from the
description of this option it sounds like this controls whether
failures are reported during the BIOS boot-up.


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