[SATLUG] File system corruption
Todd W. Bucy
toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Sun Jul 19 08:46:15 CDT 2009
Alan Lesmerises wrote:
> A couple of weeks ago, I got an error message (from within KDE) saying
> the authentication system failed. I tried to log onto my system via
> the CLI and got some I/O errors. When I posted this issue to the
> group, Jeremy said it looked like the file system was corrupted and
> that I should use fsck to fix it. It worked that time (BTW, thanks
> Jeremy), but now it seems to have happened again, and the problem is
> much worse now.
> First, to recap, my system has 2 identical Seagate 400GB SATA drives
> configured as RAID 0, and I'm running OpenSUSE 11.1 x64. I have 4
> partitions on each (Boot, Root, Swap, & user data files).
> The first time around, fsck reported errors only on one partition,
> SDA7 (the Root partition of the first drive). The errors mainly
> consisted of "Inode xxxx has illegal block(s)", etc. I used fsck to
> fix the errors, rebooted and repaired the OS files and I was back in
> business. But after just a few days, my system crapped-out again,
> this time errors were reported on both the Root & data partitions of
> both drives. The errors included "Illegal Blocks", "Multiply-claimed
> block(s) in inode xxxx" and dates being "in the future" (many of each
> kind of error on each partition).
> So here are the questions I hope you can help me with:
> 1. What's going on with these errors? What do those error messages mean?
> 2. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing these errors?
> 3. I've put extra cooling fans on the hard drives themselves, but I
> don't think that is really the problem. It's extremely unlikely that
> both drives would be failing simultaneously, so could the motherboard
> be to blame?
> Al Lesmerises
If you are using a raid0 it would only take one drive to begin to fail
to give you problems. I usually only run raid0 on my wintendo where
performance in my games is desired but where the loss of my data due to
a drive failure is no big deal.
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