[CentOS] PATA Hard Drive woes
warren at etr-usa.com
Wed Nov 3 13:41:54 EDT 2010
On 11/3/2010 11:27 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> Yeah, but I have problems with smartmon:
More likely, problems with SMART. S.M.A.R.T. is D.U.M.B. :)
It's better than nothing, but sometimes not by a whole lot.
> one server that's got two bad sectors, which SMART reports. I've followed
> the instructions on how to make the log messages go away, and fsck -c...
> but on reboot, SMART seems to ignore what badblocks found, and the
> irritating messages are back.
It may be that SpinRite could fix that by forcing a remap.
Another option -- which I didn't mention because it probably isn't an
option for the original poster, but which may work with your servers --
is that some high-end RAID systems can do something like SpinRite at
level 4+, as can ZFS. They call it resilvering. I don't think these
systems do statistical reconstruction, but periodic read-then-rewrite
can stave off the need to reconstruct.
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