HELP: Odd ide messages from pre2.0 onwards...

HELP: Odd ide messages from pre2.0 onwards...

Post by Jason L Saunde » Wed, 22 May 1996 04:00:00



I've been getting

/dev/hda busy

type messages since the pre2.0 kernels. It only happens occasionally,
usually when I'm doing nothing.

After a while I get

ide0: reset OK

...and everything goes back to normal. What might this be from? Is it bad?
Has anyone else had this problem? (if it is a problem - perhaps it is merely
a harmless phenomenon, captain).

Thanks for any feedback,
Jason

 
 
 

1. Odd IDE failure and SMART messages

One of my systems was left hung a while ago and shortly before the
failure I found the following messages from smartd in the syslog:

Dec 20 22:17:50 derzon -- MARK --
Dec 20 22:17:55 derzon smartd[716]: Device: /dev/hda, SMART Prefailure
Attribute: 7 Seek_Error_Rate changed from 200 to 100
Dec 20 22:17:56 derzon smartd[716]: Device: /dev/hdb, SMART Prefailure
Attribute: 7 Seek_Error_Rate changed from 200 to 100
Dec 20 22:17:56 derzon smartd[716]: Device: /dev/hdd, SMART Prefailure
Attribute: 7 Seek_Error_Rate changed from 200 to 100
Dec 20 22:37:50 derzon -- MARK --
Dec 20 22:57:50 derzon -- MARK --
Dec 27 18:03:42 derzon syslogd 1.4.1: restart.

It strikes me as being a bit odd that all three drives would experience
the exact same kind of failure at the same time.  The only thing that
immediately comes to mind is some kind of fluctuation from the power
supply, perhaps.

Any other ideas as to what might have happened or what this means?
Thanks!

(Misc. relevant info: Kernel 2.6.0, Slack 9.1 distro, all three
drives are WD 1200BB Caviar drives in a software RAID-5 set,
smartmontools version 5.21, Gigabyte 7DXR motherboard...)

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