Serious disk problem

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Thu Nov 13 20:57:26 UTC 2014


On Thursday 13 November 2014 13:25:20 R Kimber did opine
And Gene did reply:
> I had an apparent disk failure the other day.  I bought a new disk, but
> when copying data to it with rsync the copy failed with a " Read-only
> file system" message. The disk utility suggests the health of the new
> disk is OK, but an 'ls' gives "reading directory .: Input/output
> error"
> 
> Looking in syslog I see some errors of the form:
> sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Unhandled error code
> [ 2498.348279] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd]
> [ 2498.348281] Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK
> [ 2498.348282] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] CDB:
> [ 2498.348283] Read(16): 88 00 00 00 00 01 5d 50 9f 80 00 00 00 08 00
> 00 [ 2498.348290] blk_update_request: 20 callbacks suppressed
> [ 2498.348291] end_request: I/O error, dev sdd, sector 5860532096
> [ 2498.348293] quiet_error: 80 callbacks suppressed
> [ 2498.348295] Buffer I/O error on device sdd1, logical block 732566256
> [ 2498.348302] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Unhandled error code
> [ 2498.348303] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd]
> [ 2498.348304] Result: hostbyte=DID_BAD_TARGET driverbyte=DRIVER_OK
> [ 2498.348305] sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] CDB:
> [ 2498.348305] Read(16): 88 00 00 00 00 01 5d 50 9f 80 00 00 00 08 00
> 00
> 
> I have also been experiencing the occasional hiatus where the whole
> system seems to freeze for a couple of seconds and then carries on.
> 
> Given that two disks have had problems, it may be a motherboard issue.
> However I thought I would ask whether anyone knows of any kernel or
> other software issue that might be the cause.
> 
> I'm on 14.04 - is it worth upgrading to 14.10?  Could it just be a
> corrupt system file somewhere?
> 
> I'd appreciate any thoughts on this.
> 
> - Richard.

Drive makers, are relatively famous for shipping "commodity" drives with 
old firmware in them.  Go to the makers site where usually you can find 
and download a cd iso image, burn it, reboot to it, and with its prompting 
after it has scanned the attached drives, put the latest firmware for that 
drive in it.  That fixed up 99% of such problems I was having back when 1T 
drives were the current commodity drive.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
-- 
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>
US V Castleman, SCOTUS, Mar 2014 is grounds for Impeaching SCOTUS



More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list