On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 09:08:53PM +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote: > >+ad6: TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA retrying (1 retry left) LBA=4570911 > >+ad6: TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA retrying (1 retry left) LBA=42958719 > >+ad6: TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA retrying (1 retry left) LBA=113343327 > >+ad6: TIMEOUT - WRITE_DMA retrying (1 retry left) LBA=117315327 > > > >It looks like disk write errors to me, but I'm not sure. > > > yes it use. > > use ports/sysutils/smartmontools > > to make sure. > > print smart output and/or these errors and request replacement in your > shop.
The disk is failing. Smartmontools, which is a great package, will only tell you want you already know, that the disk is failing. I would copy every thing important off that disk _NOW_ then go and get a replacement disk TODAY. It's possible that the disk may spin for another 2 months or it might burst into flames in the next 20 minutes. Either way the disk is telling you, "I'm sick". Also, what ever you do, do not power down that machine until you have copied off the data. When you power cycle machines with disk in this state there is a very good chance the disk will not spin back up. I see this all the time at my job. Good Luck Josef -- Josef Grosch | Another day closer to a | FreeBSD 6.3 [EMAIL PROTECTED] | Micro$oft free world | Berkeley, Ca.
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