corruption happening sometimes when I do a shutdown -r now

shirish shirishag75 at
Mon Dec 22 15:41:05 UTC 2008

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On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 05:55, Eric Sandeen <sandeen at> wrote:
> Christian Kujau wrote:


>>> [ 158.989493] EXT3-fs error (device sdb7): ext3_free_blocks_sb: bit
>>> already cleared for block 493569
>> ...could bad RAM be the reason for such a "hickup" too?
> It's always worth testing ram I suppose :)

Hi all,
 I tested RAM using memtest 86+ , ran two passes , it took about 1:30
hours doesn't show anything. If want can let it run whole night.

Many a times I do get this though, maybe the hdd is failing ?

[284.072041] ata2.00:exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x6 frozen
[284.072119] ata2.00:cmd a0/00:00:00:00:00/00:00:00:00/a0 tag0
[284.072122]         cdb 1b 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
[284.072124]         res 40/00:03:00:00:00/00:00:00:00/a0 Emask 0x4 (timeout)
[284.072300] ata2.00: status: { DRDY }

This is from the Live CD, otherwise its ata1:10 most of the time when
booting off the kernel as well as the status has many more things, not
just DRDY .

Comments, suggestions all welcome.
          Shirish Agarwal
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