> -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Andrew Falanga > Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 7:15 PM > To: FreeBSD Questions > Subject: Please help in diagnosing these smartmon messages > > > HI, > > I just installed smartmontools from ports on my churches system > and I think > I'm glad I did. However, not being completely familiar with it, I'd like > some help with the messages (and errors) that have been > discovered thus far > (since I installed it on Saturday, yikes!). > > First was this, and it's repeated in the log /var/log/messages frequently: > > Feb 4 18:19:44 whitbap smartd: Device: /dev/ad0, 12 Currently > unreadable (pending) sectors > > > Even though this entry comes from today, this was e-mailed to me > within hours > of enabling smartd on Saturday. I understand what sectors are and I know > what unreadable is. I was wondering what "pending" meant. > > Then, yesterday I was e-mailed this one: > > Feb 3 02:49:44 whitbap smartd: Device: /dev/ad0, > Self-Test Log error > count increased from 0 to 1 > > Using smartctl I found that option "-l" with the argument > "selftest" would > give me more information. This is what I found: > > whitbap# smartctl -l selftest /dev/ad0 > smartctl version 5.37 [i386-portbld-freebsd6.2] Copyright (C) > 2002-6 Bruce > Allen > Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/ > > === START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION === > SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1 > Num Test_Description Status Remaining > LifeTime(hours) > LBA_of_first_error > # 1 Short offline Completed: read failure 70% > 60397 > 67413 > # 2 Short offline Completed: read failure 70% > 60373 > 67413 > > > I know it's probably near impossible to know exactly how much longer this > drive has, but how serious are these errors? As I mentioned, the > unreadable > sectors on the hard drive are repeated many times in the log ( > > 100 times). >
It means replace the drive immediately. Ted _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"