[CentOS] Kernel Errors Present

Wed Jan 12 09:45:23 UTC 2011
Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net>

I'm getting this message in my logwatch email notification:

--------------------- Kernel Begin ------------------------

  WARNING:  Kernel Errors Present
      sdb:<3>Buffer I/O error on device sdb, l ...:  2 
     Buffer I/O error on device sdb, l ...:  12 Time(s)
     hde: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStat ...:  12 Time(s)
     hde: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete 
Error } ...:
12 Time(s)

  ---------------------- Kernel End -------------------------

It's an old drive I'm using for swap space, /var, and /tmp.
(It's on a PCI IDE controller, that's why it comes up as 

If I test it for bad sectors using Vivard, there are no bad 
sectors found or remapped.

I'm just trying to move a lot of regular disk I/O from my 
main drive with the root installtion on it, to a replaceable 

I cannot find which log file these messages are going to.

Nothing in /var/log/dmesg or messages.

Where does logwatch get these messages from?

Kind Regards,

Keith Roberts


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