SCSI Error reported in Daily Run.

Grant Peel gpeel at
Sun Mar 4 11:04:11 UTC 2007

Hi Brian,

Here is the output. Care to decipher for me? :-)

defiant# camcontrol defects da0 -f block -G
camcontrol: requested defect format not available
camcontrol: Device returned physical sector format
Got 1 defect:


Crazy no one replied.

Yea the disk is going bad.


# sudo camcontrol defects da0 -f block -G


On Fri, 16 Feb 2007, Grant Peel wrote:

> Hi all,
> Can anyone simplify this error message?
> Only seen once, system seems to be running OK.
> Fix? Replace?
> +++ /tmp/security.hjdAMgoP Fri Feb 16 03:02:47 2007
> +(da0:ahc0:0:0:0): WRITE(10). CDB: 2a 0 0 f3 a 3f 0 0 20 0
> +(da0:ahc0:0:0:0): CAM Status: SCSI Status Error
> +(da0:ahc0:0:0:0): SCSI Status: Check Condition
> +(da0:ahc0:0:0:0): Deferred Error: HARDWARE FAILURE info:341b461 asc:44,0
> +(da0:ahc0:0:0:0): Internal target failure field replaceable unit: bc
> +(da0:ahc0:0:0:0): Retrying Command (per Sense Data)
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