Paul on 30 Aug 2005 14:36:08 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] ext3 and fsck

Edmund Goppelt wrote:

>If it were me, I'd replace the drive immediately.
>Per smartmontools, your drive is failing (I've never found the drive's
>own overall health assessment, PASSED in your case, to be at all
>useful).  The fact that you're getting kernel messages--the last line
>of defense in a long line of error correcting machinery--does not bode
>You may be able to get more specific info on the nature of the failure
>by running a short test, i.e., smartctl -t short /dev/hdwhatever, but
>the bottom line IMO is that the drive is bad and should be replaced
I would reformat it and try it in another machine as recommended
earlier.  Or try the manufacturer's diagnostic utilities and another
computer.  Just to be sure the problem is not the computer, though the
drive might be heading off to the happy mountain.
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