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fwelland
22nd June 2008, 12:47 PM
Freshly installed f9 on Dell D820 laptop.

This laptop has run F8, FC7, FC6 and FC5 successfully.

In general F9 is running smoothly on this laptop. However I am getting frequent HD issues, that cause the whole system to pause for a bit, and then resume.

This is happening pretty frequently -- a couple of times and hour. This never happened under f8, which was being run only a day ago.

Below is some stuff from /var/log/messages which repeats with each episode.

Has anybody seen this? Any ideas?

Thanks in advance -- for any help ...


Jun 22 07:33:59 odiapus kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Sense Key : Medium Error [current] [descriptor]
Jun 22 07:33:59 odiapus kernel: Descriptor sense data with sense descriptors (in hex):
Jun 22 07:33:59 odiapus kernel: 72 03 11 04 00 00 00 0c 00 0a 80 00 00 00 00 00
Jun 22 07:33:59 odiapus kernel: 03 47 a1 fa
Jun 22 07:33:59 odiapus kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Add. Sense: Unrecovered read error - auto reallocate failed
Jun 22 07:33:59 odiapus kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev sda, sector 55026170
Jun 22 07:33:59 odiapus kernel: ata1: EH complete
Jun 22 07:33:59 odiapus kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 195371568 512-byte hardware sectors (100030 MB)
Jun 22 07:34:00 odiapus kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
Jun 22 07:34:00 odiapus kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
Jun 22 07:34:00 odiapus kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 195371568 512-byte hardware sectors (100030 MB)
Jun 22 07:34:00 odiapus kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
Jun 22 07:34:00 odiapus kernel: sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA

fwelland
25th June 2008, 02:29 PM
Well this maybe/probably is hardware related.

I actually still had the little Dell Diagnostics partition - after some minor grub editing I booted into that and ran some HD tests -- chaos did ensue...

Using a live CD and booted and did a e2fsck and it found a boat load of evil-ness on HD. But after 12+ hours, it 'fixed' up things and I was actually able to boot back into F9 -- things seemed OK.

On the upside, Dell is sending me a new HD (new to me any ways -- my guess is that it is reconditioned) -- gotta love the 3yr warranty builtin to Dell BiZclass laptops.

On the downside -- I am sure there be lots of noise about this by now --- but what are the chances of there being something evil in f9 causing HD problems with Sata drives????

dann
25th June 2008, 05:47 PM
those are usually indications that your drive is on the way out. It might be a coincidence with the timing of the FC9 update

/sbin/hdparm -t /dev/sda1 (should be about 60MB/s)
/sbin/hdparm -T /dev/sda1 (should be about 800 MB/s)

You could try a live CD to run something else and see if there is any change.