[SATLUG] File system corruption
satlug at net153.net
Sun Jul 19 13:59:56 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
You might want to see if the drive manufacturer has a bootable dos
diagnostic tester program. I would let that run and see what happens.
If that is ok I would look into running memtest or prime95 overnight to
see if there is a hardware issue.
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