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Re: Hard drive I/O errors

Am Donnerstag, 24. Mai 2001 01:23 schrieb Matthew D Allen:
> Hello,
> Just got myself a copy of a fresh, hot, piping HURD.
> But I'm getting some I/O errors, specifically today while trying to dpkg -i
> vim-tiny-someversion.deb, I saw:
> hd2: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
> hd2: dma_intr: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
> LBA sect=197222
> sector=197158
> end_request: I/O error, dev 16:01, sector 197158
> The machine then locked itself and a hard reset was needed.  I have
> previously partitioned and fsck'd the drive to check for errors, and none
> were found.  But I do have to say that this is a 3GB Western Digital drive,
> (IIRC it's at least 3 years old) and although I've never had any problems
> with it before, I wouldn't be too shocked if this was the hardware flaking
> on me.
> Another thing is that on this HURD install, even when it doesn't give me
> this type of error (from which it sometimes recovers) I/O is *deadly* slow.
>  I mean like it can take 4 minutes to install a 90KB package.  (This is a
> P2 233Mhz machine with 64MB of RAM and 256MB swap)
> So what do you guys think is more likely?  Evil software or flaky hardware?
> If it is flaky hardware, is there anything I can do to avoid this?

Have similary problems with Linux and an old 2,5 GB WD drive.
This only happens when I turn the busmaster-dma or udma mode on.

Themes like the WD- hard disks have a bug and report a wrong dma-mode

Sorry for my bad English.

Christian König.

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