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[Popcon-developers] Bug#640974: After installing linux-image-2.6.32-35squeeze1 popularity-contest daily cronjob gets killed

On 09/09/2011 10:20 AM, Bill Allombert wrote:
> Hello Alexander,
> This report suggest that your hard-disk sdb has some problem with some sectors.
> /etc/cron.daily/popularity-contest access most of the directories in /usr, so
> if some of them is stored in the broken sectors, then hardware trouble can happen
> even if the box seems to work correctly (because the broken directories are not very
> important.
> You can try to do
> find /usr -depth -print
> and see whether it triggers the problem and at which files.
> You can also boot an older kernel and see whether you can reproduce the problem.
> However, there is not much we popularity-contest maintainers can do for you,
> we are not kernel experts.
> Cheers,

Hello Bill,
thanks for the quick reply. Actually today I've noticed the same problem 
on a different and unrelated box but with the same 2.6.32-5-amd64 kernel 
(first was a VPS box, latter is a physical one). I've even tried your 
suggestion using find on both boxes but I can't reproduce the problem.

I'll wait for a good maintenance window to try out if with an older 
kernel it can be reproduced.


Alexander Fortin

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