Subject: Re: Distressing Messages.
To: David Gilbert <email@example.com>
From: michael smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/28/1996 14:06:30
David Gilbert wrote:
> Among my other problems (I'm back to my normal kernel right
> now), I just started getting these messages on my console (this is all
> of them):
> sd5(si0:5:0): non-media hardware failure, data = 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
> sd5(si0:5:0): non-media hardware failure, data = 00 00 01 32 00 00 00 00 00 00
I get these when a cranky CDC 94171 overheats and shuts down.
> sd5(si0:5:0): medium error, info = 514848 (decimal), data = 00 00 01 32 00 00 00 00 00 00
> Now... the system's still running... and I havn't noticed
> anything wrong, but is this a sign of imanent disk failure?
Possibly. If you have a copy of the SCSI spec you should be able to
translate the info/data fields and work out which LBN is failing on you,
and either map it out with a hand-constructed SCSI command (the FreeBSD
'scsi' program is ideal for this) or use 'badsect' to put it out of the
> |David Gilbert, PCI, Richmond Hill, Ontario. | Two things can only be |
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