Re: hdb: status error: error=0x40 <3>{ UncorrectableError }

From: Bill Davidsen
Date: Sun Jan 25 2009 - 16:01:26 EST

Alan Cox wrote:
On Mon, 26 Jan 2009 02:09:56 +0530
Jaswinder Singh Rajput <jaswinderlinux@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hello all,

I added extra IDE drive I get similar messages like below so I replace
it another drive but I am still getting similar error messages on

hdb: status error: status=0x59 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest Error }
hdb: status error: error=0x40 <3>{ UncorrectableError },
LBAsect=208845, sector=0

Uncorrectable Error is an error from the drive, not the kernel. Looks
like you have bad sectors on that drive.

He noted that he tried another drive, so unless he has a pile of bad drives it's probably something else. Being "hdb" may indicate that it's connected to the same controller as "hda" and might not be jumpered for slave. Or it might be a bad cable, a controller which doesn't like two drives, a dubious power connector, etc. Or if he doesn't have an hda, perhaps the kernel doesn't like a secondary drive without a primary.

Being hdb instead of sdb with a new kernel indicates he is using a config which may get a lot less testing these days, perhaps?

In any case, I doubt he had two bad drives, so something else is more likely.

Bill Davidsen <davidsen@xxxxxxx>
"We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked." - from Slashdot

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