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Re: "One or more disks are failing" ?



On Sat, 2009-07-04 at 02:57 -0700, Scott Beamer wrote:
> On 07/04/2009 02:41 AM, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> > On Sat, 4 Jul 2009 07:57:46 +0000 (UTC), Scott wrote:
> > 
> >> For a number of weeks now I've been getting this notification (only when 
> >> in Fedora 11 & running GNOME) that "one or more disks are failing".
> > 
> > What do you get for "smartctl --all /dev/sda"? Perhaps a non-zero and
> > growing number of reallocated sectors?
> 
> Uhhh....
> 
> Actually, I got (106 lines of) all this:
> 
> $ sudo smartctl --all /dev/sda

clip

>   5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct   0x0033   100   100   010    Pre-fail  Always
>       -       4

This means your disk is breaking down, and should be replaced soon.

> 197 Current_Pending_Sector  0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always
>       -       2
> 198 Offline_Uncorrectable   0x0030   100   100   000    Old_age
> Offline      -       1

And these IIRC mean that you've already lost some data. Replace the disk
ASAP.
-- 
Jussi Lehtola
Fedora Project Contributor
jussilehtola fedoraproject org


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