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Re: hda: irq timeout



>>>>> On Tue, 19 Oct 1999 09:05:17 +0200, "E.L. Meijer \(Eric\)" <tgakem@sg10.chem.tue.nl> said:

Eric> On Mon, Oct 18, 1999 at 04:58:56PM +0200, Peter Weiss wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> running kernel 2.2.12 on a new machine I found the following kernel
>> messages in the syslog file with decreasing time intervalls:
>>
>> Oct 18 16:28:38 Winona kernel: ide0: reset: success
>> Oct 18 16:30:45 Winona kernel: hda: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
>> Oct 18 16:30:47 Winona kernel: ide0: reset: success
>> Oct 18 16:33:15 Winona kernel: hda: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }

Eric> Ouch!

Eric> [...]

>> Does anybody have ideas/ suggestions?

Eric> Make backups quickly!  I have seen this kind of messages three times
Eric> now, and each time they came from a dying hard disk.  Especially the
Eric> fact that it occurs at decreasing intervals is alarming.  Try to backup
Eric> valuable data first, and then do a fsck on the disk.  If you find a lot
Eric> of errors, it is almost certain the disk is failing.

Eric> The problem could also be in the hard disk controller or the
Eric> motherboard.  Maybe reseating the connectors helps.

Eric> Good luck,

    Thanks, but the hardware is just about 4 weeks old... and there are no
    other probs than these. Fsck works with no big errors and the time
    decreasing intervalls seem to be temperature related (van etc checked of
    course).


           Peter

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