erorrs from spec_getpages
dan at langille.org
Sat Oct 18 05:18:08 PDT 2003
On 18 Oct 2003 at 13:39, Dmitry Morozovsky wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Oct 2003, Dan Langille wrote:
> DL> Hi,
> DL> Last night I did a buildworld. This morning I found this:
> DL> $ cd
> DL> -bash: cd: /home/dan: Device not configured
> DL> looking at /, it was empty.
> DL> $ ls /home/
> DL> ls: /home/: Device not configured
> DL> Looking at the console, I found this:
> DL> http://beta.freebsddiary.org/tmp/mtwenty-console.jpg
> DL> I rebooted. The system couldn't find the disk. I replaced the IDE
> DL> drive. Still no disk. Checked the BIOS. The disk wasn't listed so
> DL> I added it. I also deactivated the floppy because it had been
> DL> removed yesterday.
> DL> A reboot was fine. fsck went OK. All seems well now.
> DL> I'm doing another buildworld, building some ports, and running cvsup
> DL> on my ports tree to create disk activity.
> DL> When that finishes, I'm going to run the manufacturer's test program
> DL> on the drive to see if any problems are found.
> DL> Was this a hardware failure? System failure? Any recommended
> DL> courses of action?
> I'd bet a couple of (insert your preferred currency symbol here ;-) that you
> disc has been failed at your swap area; then, when pager decided to bring back
> (swapin) some pages it previously swapped out, it complaints.
Since the reboot (20 hours ago), the box has been fine. It's done a
few buildworlds, and no problems have been seen. The disk
manufacturer's diagnostics tools found nothing wrong with the drive.
At this point, I'm suspecting a bad cable (which was replaced), not
that I have any firm evidence that was the problem.
> Time to check whether you had backup of good quality ;-)
It's a fresh install.... There is nothing on it yet which needs a
Dan Langille : http://www.langille.org/
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