ad0: TIMEOUT - Is my disk dying?
cptsalek at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 09:00:36 UTC 2007
On 30/03/07, Wood, Russell <Russell.Wood at rac.com.au> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> > questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Guido Demmenie
> > Sent: Friday, 30 March 2007 3:00 PM
> > To: Christian Walther
> > Cc: FreeBSD Users Questions
> > Subject: Re: ad0: TIMEOUT - Is my disk dying?
> > On Mar 29, 2007, at 11:20 PM, Christian Walther wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I'm seeing a lot of the following messages lately:
> > >
> > > Mar 29 21:02:01 pixie kernel: ad0: TIMEOUT - READ_DMA retrying (1
> > > retry left) LBA=13554983
> > > Mar 29 21:02:34 pixie kernel: ad0: TIMEOUT - READ_DMA retrying (1
> > > retry left) LBA=35376691
> > >
> > You also might want to give smartmontools a try. This can be found
> > in the portscollection (sysutils/smartmontools). This will query
> > the SMART tool built in most IDE drives. You can let the harddrive
> > do a selfcheck. And gather some statistics from your drive.
> > --
> > Guido
Thanks for pointing me to this port, I'll give it a try this evening.
> When you have a suspected faulty hard drive, the last thing you want to
> do is use it. If you want additional confirmation (which I doubt you
> need as what you have printed is ample) then try Seatools from Seagate.
> It's free and runs of a CDROM.
> - Russell
Well, there isn't that much sensitive/important information on the
disk, but moving the system over to a fresh disk save me the work of
rebuilding the entire system again.
And I was just at a local computer store yesterday, buying a bigger
disk as a replacement for the disk this thread is about. So I'm quite
lucky here. It's just a pity that I was planning a bigger HDD exchange
session. The broken disk was supposed to end up a T21. Well, I guess
I'll have to get another one. (Originally I didn't want to put more
money in the old machine, but its Harddrive is severily damaged but
the machine itself performs well for its owner.)
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