After Seamonkey browser crash, fsck_ffs is taking forever
mueller6724 at bellsouth.net
Sat Apr 5 11:45:18 UTC 2014
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----- Original Message -----
From: Erich Dollansky <erichsfreebsdlist at alogt.com>
To: Thomas Mueller <mueller6724 at bellsouth.net>
Cc: "freebsd-questions at freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>; "uellerthomas at aol.com" <uellerthomas at aol.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 5, 2014 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: After Seamonkey browser crash, fsck_ffs is taking forever
On Sat, 5 Apr 2014 01:57:03 -0700 (PDT)
Thomas Mueller <mueller6724 at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> This is the partition mounted as /home, where most of the user data
> is, and I was able to copy (rsync) out most of the user data to a
> partition on a Western Digital MyBook 3 TB USB 3.0 drive.
did rsync have had to copy a lot of data? If yes, rsync is then very,
> Main hard drive is Western Digital Caviar Green 3 TB.
> How long should I let this continue? I could copy out as much more
On 3TB and a full copy under rsync? I would estimate up to three days.
If you want to make a simple copy, use even things like cp -avp and
you will get the copy much much faster.
*My response: No! It was a partition of 140 GB, not the whole partition, but important subdirectories, and not including the 16 GB LiveUSB-OpenBSD image!
> I intend, after fsck_ffs -y from NetBSD terminates, or I terminate it
> with Ctrl-C, to open the computer and look for dust or loose
> connection. I think I will do the latter this evening (like about 16
> hours from now).
You can always do that.
> This hard drive was bought late May 2011, now barely inside the
> three-year warranty.
Ok, test it after you have the copy and see how well it behaves.
How about SMART?
*I'll see if it's in FreeBSD ports and if so, build it for USB-stick install, maybe the USB 3.0 stick installation of FreeBSD 10.0-STABLE. Just searched on www.freshports.org and found sysutils/smartmontools. To work on BSD partitions, I'd want a FreeBSD version as opposed to Linux, Windows or anything else non-BSD.
*It's conceivable that I could have a loose connection or a bit of dust lodged in the part of the disk where the errors occur.
*On two occasions in this episode, system no longer recognized the hard drive, but it came back after powering off for 10 or 15 seconds.
> Maybe I should buy another hard drive just in case, Western Digital,
> Green or maybe Red or Black?
When possible, I would buy from another manufacturer.
> I would also very much like to know how to block annoyance web
> domains such as *.doubleclick.net .
*My response: How do you get 200 000 entries in /etc/hosts? Surely you don't type them all line-by-line?
*I had even thought of getting IP addresses and directing ad.doubleclick.net to b.scorecardresearch.com IP address and vice versa, but with many more. Or maybe *.doubleclick.net to 127.0.0.1? Better than 10.0.0.x?
Mine has some 200 000 entries. Most sites look totally different when I
do not use it.
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