Hardrive clicking / Kernel issue or daemon ?

Ow Mun Heng Ow.Mun.Heng at wdc.com
Thu Jun 3 22:42:35 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-06-03 at 02:18, Peter Cannon wrote:
> Hi Jeam-Marie
> On Thursday 03 Jun 2004 03:41, vejmarie at numericable.fr wrote:
> > It is clicking let's say every 10 to 30 s like if the head of the hardrive
> > where put in an off position and restarted or like if my disk was going to
> > die. 
> I don't have the answer as even after 8 months I'm still a novice but, the 
> same problem happend with FC 1 now I'm not sure of the exact kernel issue I 
> think it was about three back (FC1 Kernels that is) as you said it sounded 
> like the heads were extending to far on the platters this usually indicates 
> imminent hardware failure, however on the next issue of kernel (which if 
> memory serves me, was very fast) the problem was fixed so I take the view 
> that the problem lies in the kernel.

Hmm.. sound like my problem too.. D600 with factory 30GB(fujitsu), no

Upgraded to 80GB(hitachi) and there's the clicking. Checked smartd, no
problems with the drive.

Been like 1+ months. No problems (touch wood). I thing I do notice is
that it seems to happen is the drive's Hot. or not doing anything. Once
I get XMMS running or reading some files or ls -laR, it goes off.


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