Re: 2.4.18-rc3aa3: dma_intr: status=0x51 errors

From: Shane (
Date: Sun Aug 18 2002 - 17:42:13 EST

Thanks for the answers. Also, it is 2.4.19-rc3aa3 not whats in the

The man page for badblocks encourages me to use e2fsck -c to run
badblocks and to not run it directly. That, in addition to the hint
from Alan that I was testing the incorrect range with badblocks lead to
wanting to run e2fsck -c -c /dev/vg01/biglv. That lead to:

kernel: lvm -- lvm_blk_ioctl: unknown command 0x24b
last message repeated 1443 times
message repeated 1422 times

Then I thought, e2fsck works on filesystems and badblocks works on
partitions so maybe this is not a good idea after all? What are the
correct numbers to feed to badblocks to get it to test that portion of
the disk?

Then some of these popped up a few minutes later:

smartd: Device: /dev/hda, S.M.A.R.T. Attribute: 231 Changed 11
smartd: Device: /dev/hde, S.M.A.R.T. Attribute: 231 Changed 8
smartd: Device: /dev/hdg, S.M.A.R.T. Attribute: 7 Changed -53

This clued me into the fact I had previously enabled this SMART on this
box. I don't know much about SMART and I can't seem to find much about
which of the below errors are truly fatal and whats normal. I did a
short self test too.

I see the raw read error rate is 0 but it failed the self test in the
read element!?

Is 11964485 a large number for Hardware ECC Recovered?

The drive is totally pooched I guess? Any light you could shed on which
of the below numbers are the tell-tale signs that the drive is dying
would be appreciated.

# smartctl -a /dev/hdg
Device: MAXTOR 6L080J4 Supports ATA Version 5
Drive supports S.M.A.R.T. and is enabled
Check S.M.A.R.T. Passed.

General Smart Values:
Off-line data collection status: (0x00) Offline data collection activity
                                        was never started
Self-test execution status: ( 112) The previous self-test completed
                                        having failed
                                        the read element of the test
Total time to complete off-line
data collection: ( 34) Seconds
Offline data collection
                                        Automatic timer ON/OFF support
                                        Suspend Offline Collection upon
                                        new command
                                        Offline surface scan supported
                                        Self-test supported
Smart Capablilities: (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering
                                        power-saving mode
                                        Supports SMART auto save timer
Error logging capability: (0x01) Error logging supported
Short self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 2) Minutes
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 40) Minutes

Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
Revision Number: 11
Attribute Flag Value Worst Threshold Raw Value
( 1)Raw Read Error Rate 0x0029 100 253 020 0
( 3)Spin Up Time 0x0027 063 063 020 4659
( 4)Start Stop Count 0x0032 100 100 008 192
( 5)Reallocated Sector Ct 0x0033 097 097 020 18
( 7)Seek Error Rate 0x000b 100 047 023 0
( 9)Power On Hours 0x0012 096 096 001 2980
( 10)Spin Retry Count 0x0026 100 100 000 0
( 11)Calibration Retry Count 0x0013 100 100 020 0
( 12)Power Cycle Count 0x0032 100 100 008 166
( 13)Read Soft Error Rate 0x000b 100 100 023 0
(194)Temperature 0x0022 082 077 042 48
(195)Hardware ECC Recovered 0x001a 100 005 000 11964485
(196)Reallocated Event Count 0x0010 100 100 020 0
(197)Current Pending Sector 0x0032 100 100 020 3
(198)Offline Uncorrectable 0x0010 100 253 000 0
(199)UDMA CRC Error Count 0x001a 197 197 000 3
SMART Error Log:
SMART Error Logging Version: 1
Error Log Data Structure Pointer: 04
ATA Error Count: 109
Non-Fatal Count: 0



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