[plug] interesting hardware? oddity
brad at wasp.net.au
Wed Apr 9 17:12:09 WST 2008
Daniel Pearson (Flashware Solutions) wrote:
> Hi Denis,
> I've commonly seen this when the HDD is starting to fail, developing bad
> Grab the Ultimate Boot CD  and test the HDD using the relevant
> vendor's utility.
Seconded! Or just boot from ubuntu/knoppix/your fav live cd and do a smart test with smartctl, then
badblocks non-destructive read or read/write test.
I've seen even weirder behaviour when a drive developed a bad sector right in the middle of the swap
partition. Took me *weeks* to track that down as I'd get a failure of a daemon or two randomly every
couple of days. Now when a machine gets possessed the first thing I do is check the smart stats for
dodgy sectors and do a full drive read test.
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