On Sun, Aug 20, 2006 at 03:22:45PM -0400, Lowell Gilbert wrote: > Jason Morgan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > > I was setting up a new server (6.1 i386 STABLE) - more specifically, I > > was mirroring the functioning server drive - when I suddenly got this: > > > > ad0 FAILURE - READ_DMA48 status=51<READY,DSC,ERROR> > > error=40<UNCORRECTABLE> LBA=611703808 > > GEOM_MIRROR: Request failed (error=5). ad0[READ(offset=313192349696, > > length=131072)] > > > > Along with several more errors, which were very similar. At this point, > > the server pretty much froze and would repeat the error at reboot, and > > as gmirror began resyncing the drive, the server would crash. I've tried > > disabling the mirror, fscking (multiple times), removing disks, and I > > just got done reinstalling (which went just fine) and resyncing. I still > > get the error and the system becomes unusable. > > > > So, my question is - and I suspect this is the case - is this a drive > > failure or some issue with the mirroring process? > > It *is* a drive failure, but I don't understand all of what's > happening there. It is possible that this is not a FATAL drive > failure, but it's hard to be certain from this information. If you > can figure out which file contains the bad sector, you can rewrite > that file and the drive may be able to recover.
Thanks for your reply. After messing with it some more, I decided to just send the drive back and see if I have better luck with the replacement. The sector that was damaged was on an almost-empty portion of the disk, which was a bit strange to me. *shrugs* Thanks again, Jason Morgan _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"