[lug] advice on disk error messages

Phil Rasch pjr at ucar.edu
Wed May 16 15:02:02 MDT 2007

Thanks to you all for your advice!

I will try Sean's suggestion. 


On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 02:18:00PM -0600, Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 08:31:01AM -0600, Warren Sanders wrote:
> >The 'UncorrectableError' is probably a very good indication that your
> >drive is going bad at sector 120308751.
> Yes, but bad block remapping may make it so that the drive continues to
> provide service after rebuilding the array.  I'd consider replacing the
> drive if this was a production server, if it was a personal server I'd
> probably just remove it from the array, run a "badblocks" on the partition
> in question in read/write mode, and then add it back in if it's clean.
> badblocks can exercise the drive and cause badblock remapping to do it's
> thing.  If no bad blocks are reported, it may be fine to leave in service.
> Sean
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