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From: Olivier Galibert <galibert@pobox.com>
To: Alan <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>,
	"Hack inc." <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: What does this scsi error mean ?
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 18:43:51 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070207174351.GA71395@dspnet.fr.eu.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070118140846.GA30702@dspnet.fr.eu.org>

On Thu, Jan 18, 2007 at 03:08:46PM +0100, Olivier Galibert wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 15, 2007 at 11:14:52PM +0000, Alan wrote:
> > > Both smart and the internal blade diagnostics say "everything is a-ok
> > > with the drive, there hasn't been any error ever except a bunch of
> > > corrected ECC ones, and no more than with a similar drive in another
> > > working blade".  Hence my initial post.  "Hardware error" is kinda
> > > imprecise, so I was wondering whether it was unexpected controller
> > > answer, detected transmission error, block write error, sector not
> > > found...  Is there a way to have more information?
> > 
> > Well the right place to look would indeed have been the SMART data
> > providing the drive didn't get into a state it couldn't update it.
> > Hardware error comes from the drive deciding something is wrong (or a
> > raid card faking it I guess). That covers everything from power
> > fluctuations and overheating through firmware consistency failures and
> > more.
> > 
> > If you pull the drive and test it in another box does it show the same ?
> 
> Ok, inverted the disks, got a crash of the same blade with the new
> disk, so the problem is not the drive itself.  Gonna try inverting two
> blades to check if it's the power supply connector/rail.

...and it is the power supply/connector.  Failure is linked to the
position of the blade in the box (as in the blade in the first
position always fails).  Now that's a cute failure.  Having the
support act on it is going to be fun.

  OG.

PS: Yes, I did forget to send that email :-)

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-07 17:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-01-15 17:16 Olivier Galibert
2007-01-15 18:45 ` Alan
2007-01-15 21:45   ` Olivier Galibert
2007-01-15 23:14     ` Alan
2007-01-16  0:10       ` Olivier Galibert
2007-01-18 14:08       ` Olivier Galibert
2007-02-07 17:43         ` Olivier Galibert [this message]
2007-01-16 15:16     ` linux-os (Dick Johnson)
2007-01-16 15:47       ` Alan
2007-01-16 17:25         ` Olivier Galibert
2007-01-15 23:27 ` Stefan Richter
2007-01-15 23:35   ` Olivier Galibert

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