View Full Version : Kernal IO commit error

7th February 2007, 12:46 AM
I have been running Fedora 5 from an external hard drive (I boot from that external hard drive).
It has been running fine. But recently, after running it for 1-2 hours, i see 'kernal io commit error'
and I have to reboot my machine.

Can you please tell me what can cause this problem?
There is plenty disk space left (12 Gb) and I haven't installed any new hardware.

Thank you.

7th February 2007, 02:34 AM
Do you get any message from smartd?

su -
chkconfig --list | grep smartd

If its off, turn it on, it should report bad hard drive issue thru your logwatch.