Subject: I/O errors...
To: None <port-mac68k@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Chris Mason <>
List: port-mac68k
Date: 08/13/1996 16:42:13
I'm running 1.1 binaries and NetBSD 1.2_BETA (NFS) #29 on a IIcx with a 720
meg Quantum Fireball drive (about 6 months old).

I've started having lately lots of I/O errors, especially when creating
directories.  I've tried using several mac-side formatting utilities to
reassign bad blocks.  These work and do find bad blocks, but the problems
continue even after running fsck several times.

Could this be a MacBSD problem?
        meaning I need to upgrade to new binaries (kernel/binary mismatch)
        meaning I need to reformat and reinstall
        meaning there's a bug in NetBSD/mac68k which could cause this

or is it (alas) a hardware error?
        meaning my drive is screwed up
        meaning my scsi hardware is screwed up

I'd very much appreciate advice on this.

I'm going to try reformatting and installing -current binaries.



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