[ILUG] dump failure on RH6.1
kenn at linux.ie
Wed Jun 7 00:02:00 IST 2000
On Tue, Jun 06, 2000 at 11:47:16PM +0100, Lars Hecking wrote:
> Dave Airlie writes:
> > Hmm sounds like your disk has a problem, try mounting it read-only and
> > forcing fsck to check it ..
> > > DUMP: short read error from /dev/hda6: [sector -45113312]: count=512, got=0
> > > DUMP: bread: lseek2 fails!
> I don't know anything about dump internals, but could it be related
> to heavy disk activity? The machine is hardly in quiescent state,
> but runs usually at a load of 1.x, and the process may create
> temp files anywhere from a couple of dozen to a few hundred MB in size.
> Just while I was watching the backup fail, df varied by maybe 200MB.
Doubt it. It looks suspiciously like the kind of errors you get when
you've got a hard, unrecoverable error on the disk itself. Anything
interesting in dmesg or /var/log/messages?
If you can, let badblocks run on the disk overnight and see what it
comes up with. You don't need to unmount (or mount read-only) before
doing badblocks - it's a read-only test.
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