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Re: SCSI Disk Errors With Cron

On Mon, Mar 19, 2001 at 11:37:32AM -0500, Webmaster wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'd just like a quick confirmation of my assumption, please.  I have a
> series of cron jobs that run from /etc/cron.daily at 6:25am.  They are
> mostly log rotation scripts and such.  However, I get the following error in
> my syslog just about every morning and it remounts the disk into read-only
> mode, forcing me to log in and fix things.
> kernel: SCSI disk error : host 0 channel 0 id 0 lun 0 return code = 8000000
> kernel: Info fld=0x299408, Current sd08:07: sense key Recovered Error
> kernel: scsidisk I/O error: dev 08:07, sector 2359624
> Is this truly a problem with the disk (as I'm convinced that it's fine) and,
> if so, is there a way I can fix it without having to buy a new one?

 Does your system spin down its disks?  Maybe the drive doesn't wake up fast
enough for the kernel?

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