Re: Is my harddrive dying?



J.O. Aho wrote:
Jef Driesen wrote:
My system becomes very often unresponsive (GUI blocks and
Ctrl+Alt+Backspace does hang, switching to virtual console works but
can't login,...). In the kernel log file I found some errors (see
attachemen) related to the harddisk. Does this mean my harddisk is defect?


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Sorry, I thought plaintext attachments were allright. I pasted the contents of the attachment below, in case it was filtered out for someone.

[17179914.888000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179917.164000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI
SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179917.164000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179917.164000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179917.164000] sd 0:0:0:0: SCSI error: return code = 0x8000002
[17179917.164000] sda: Current: sense key: Medium Error
[17179917.164000] Additional sense: Unrecovered read error - auto
reallocate failed
[17179917.164000] Info fld=0x3d3fc95
[17179917.164000] end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 64224405

The unresponsiveness comes from that the scsi driver used in your kernel
lacks the new error handler, this should have been fixed in the 2.6.2x
kernels.

Too bad my system is unable to boot the new 2.6.20 kernel that is shipped with Ubuntu Feisty Fawn. I'm stuck with kernel 2.6.17 from Edgy Eft.

And the answer to your question is yes.

Then I'll have to look for a new one :-(



[17179745.672000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179745.672000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179745.672000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179749.512000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179749.512000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179749.512000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179753.228000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179753.228000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179753.228000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179776.856000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179776.856000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179776.856000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179778.964000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179778.964000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179778.964000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179850.568000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179850.568000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179850.568000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179852.676000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179852.676000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179852.676000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179854.736000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179854.736000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179854.736000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179857.068000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179857.068000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179857.068000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179859.128000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179859.128000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179859.128000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179861.188000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179861.188000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179861.188000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179861.188000] sd 0:0:0:0: SCSI error: return code = 0x8000002
[17179861.188000] sda: Current: sense key: Medium Error
[17179861.188000] Additional sense: Unrecovered read error - auto reallocate failed
[17179861.188000] Info fld=0x3d3fc95
[17179861.188000] end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 64224400
[17179863.344000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179863.344000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179863.344000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179865.396000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179865.396000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179865.396000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179867.504000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179867.504000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179867.504000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179869.604000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179869.604000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179869.604000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179871.704000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179871.704000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179871.704000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179873.752000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179873.752000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179873.752000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179873.752000] sd 0:0:0:0: SCSI error: return code = 0x8000002
[17179873.752000] sda: Current: sense key: Medium Error
[17179873.752000] Additional sense: Unrecovered read error - auto reallocate failed
[17179873.752000] Info fld=0x3d3fc95
[17179873.752000] end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 64224405
[17179880.912000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179880.912000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179880.912000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179887.316000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179887.316000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179887.316000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179892.704000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179892.704000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179892.704000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179906.204000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179906.204000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179906.204000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179908.472000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179908.472000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179908.472000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179910.524000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179910.524000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179910.524000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179912.624000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179912.624000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179912.624000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179914.888000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179914.888000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179914.888000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179917.164000] ata1: translated ATA stat/err 0x51/40 to SCSI SK/ASC/ASCQ 0x3/11/04
[17179917.164000] ata1: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
[17179917.164000] ata1: error=0x40 { UncorrectableError }
[17179917.164000] sd 0:0:0:0: SCSI error: return code = 0x8000002
[17179917.164000] sda: Current: sense key: Medium Error
[17179917.164000] Additional sense: Unrecovered read error - auto reallocate failed
[17179917.164000] Info fld=0x3d3fc95
[17179917.164000] end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 64224405
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