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sword-
3rd June 2008, 11:01 AM
I've been checking my logwatch regularly and noticed the following kernel error frequently;


WARNING: Kernel Errors Present: end_request: I/O error, dev sdd, sector ...: x Time(s)


sdd = my external hdd

I've seen the times, where x is at, go from 2-3 times to more frequently to about 15 times. Granted I have been writing more data to it lately but I am wondering is this slowly dying on me.

When I did a dmesg | grep sdd I got this:

[sword@fedora src]$ dmesg | grep sdd
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] 625142448 512-byte hardware sectors (320073 MB)
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Write Protect is off
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Mode Sense: 1c 00 00 00
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Assuming drive cache: write through
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] 625142448 512-byte hardware sectors (320073 MB)
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Write Protect is off
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Mode Sense: 1c 00 00 00
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Assuming drive cache: write through
sdd: sdd1
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Attached SCSI disk
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
end_request: I/O error, dev sdd, sector 152681
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
end_request: I/O error, dev sdd, sector 152873
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
end_request: I/O error, dev sdd, sector 95
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
end_request: I/O error, dev sdd, sector 152681
sd 4:0:0:0: [sdd] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_OK,SUGGEST_OK
end_request: I/O error, dev sdd, sector 152681


I have no idea what this means.

This is less than a year old and Seagates are known for their reliability (thankfully this has a 5 yr warranty but some of the data is hard to replace, despite constant backups). I am aware that Seagates have an issue within linux with the power saving timer but I haven't throughly researched it but I am guessing that this could contribute to the problem , or lack thereof, here.

bob
3rd June 2008, 11:06 AM
I'd certainly go to the Seagate site and pick up their diagnostic tool to check the drive. It's bound to be necessary to run it for a RMA.

sword-
3rd June 2008, 11:35 AM
I'd certainly go to the Seagate site and pick up their diagnostic tool to check the drive. It's bound to be necessary to run it for a RMA.

It seems someone has had a similar issue to me:

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=155413

I disabled the 'standby mode' on the external hard drive and will see if it gives me any I/O errors.

It is a pain to realize that Seagate is unwilling to help the Linux community though.

glennzo
3rd June 2008, 12:01 PM
Might be time to backup whatever is on the drive :rolleyes:

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