funny disk trouble after kernel upgrade to 2.6.31-15-generic. Got ideas?
I have Ubuntu 9.10 on a Lenovo T61. Since the new kernel was
installed, I've had some bizarre hard disk trouble.
It started after a 'suspend to ram'. I restarted the system and the
hard disk was mounted read only. There was beeping from the
motherboard. Not good. The system did run, programs were open, but it
could not write anything.
Upon a restart, I see some warnings flash on the screen. They go by
very fast, they say something like /dev/UUID-1324324132114 not yet
available. The first time this happened, those warnings stayed on the
It seems to me that whenever I let the newer kernel boot, I get that
same kind of warning, it goes by fast. If I select the previous
kernel, I don't see the same trouble. I don't hear the motherboard
beeps anymore, thank goodness.
I don't think the hard disk is failing, if I read this correctly
sudo /usr/sbin/smartctl -a /dev/sda
smartctl version 5.38 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-8 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Device Model: ST9320421ASG
Serial Number: 5TJ00HZE
Firmware Version: SD13
User Capacity: 320,072,933,376 bytes
Device is: Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
ATA Version is: 8
ATA Standard is: ATA-8-ACS revision 4
Local Time is: Sat Nov 28 15:47:10 2009 CST
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled
=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status: (0x00) Offline data collection activity
was never started.
Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status: ( 0) The previous self-test routine completed
without error or no self-test has ever
Total time to complete Offline
data collection: ( 0) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: (0x73) SMART execute Offline immediate.
Auto Offline data collection
Suspend Offline collection upon new
No Offline surface scan supported.
Conveyance Self-test supported.
Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities: (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering
Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability: (0x01) Error logging supported.
General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 1) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 96) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time: ( 2) minutes.
SCT capabilities: (0x103b) SCT Status supported.
SCT Feature Control supported.
SCT Data Table supported.
SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num Test_Description Status Remaining
# 1 Extended offline Completed without error 00% 723 -
SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
SPAN MIN_LBA MAX_LBA CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
1 0 0 Not_testing
2 0 0 Not_testing
3 0 0 Not_testing
4 0 0 Not_testing
5 0 0 Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.
I've been reading /var/log/messages over and over, don't know eactly
what to look for. In case you know what to look for, let me know
(please). My best guess is that the trouble happens around this part:
Nov 23 19:02:53 pols124 kernel: [ 9.127007] (2474000 KHz - 2494000
KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Nov 23 19:02:53 pols124 kernel: [ 9.127009] (5170000 KHz - 5250000
KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Nov 23 19:02:53 pols124 kernel: [ 9.127010] (5735000 KHz - 5835000
KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Nov 23 19:02:53 pols124 kernel: [ 9.259230] EXT4-fs (sda5):
internal journal on sda5:8
Nov 23 19:02:53 pols124 kernel: [ 9.603872] input: HDA Digital
PCBeep as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/input/input8
Nov 23 19:02:53 pols124 kernel: [ 11.180071] CE: hpet increasing
min_delta_ns to 15000 nsec
Nov 23 19:02:53 pols124 kernel: [ 11.316293] kjournald starting.
Commit interval 5 seconds
Nov 23 19:02:53 pols124 kernel: [ 11.316699] EXT3 FS on sda3, internal journal
Nov 23 19:02:53 pols124 kernel: [ 11.316703] EXT3-fs: mounted
filesystem with writeback data mode.
Nov 23 19:02:53 pols124 kernel: [ 11.957099] EXT4-fs (sda7): barriers enabled
Nov 23 19:02:53 pols124 kernel: [ 11.957515] kjournald2 starting:
pid 1021, dev sda7:8, commit interval 5 seconds
Nov 23 19:02:53 pols124 kernel: [ 11.957948] EXT4-fs (sda7):
internal journal on sda7:8
Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas
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