I/O errors

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Wed Nov 8 06:59:59 MST 2006


On Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 06:40:58AM -0700, Wade Preston Shearer wrote:
> I received the following errors in my LogWatch report this morning:
> 
> > --------------------- Kernel Begin ------------------------
> >
> >WARNING:  Kernel Errors Present
> >   Buffer I/O error on device fd0p10...:  17 Time(s)
> >   Buffer I/O error on device fd0p11...:  17 Time(s)
> >   Buffer I/O error on device fd0p12...:  17 Time(s)
                                 ^^^

> 
> …etc (about 20 lines of this)
> 
> And…
> 
> > ---------------------- pam_unix End -------------------------
> >
> >Nov  7 13:39:36 end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0
> >Nov  7 13:39:36 end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 8
> >Nov  7 13:39:36 end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 16
> >Nov  7 13:39:36 end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 24
> >Nov  7 13:39:36 end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 32
                                               ^^^

> What does this mean? Bad sectors on one of the hard drives causing  
> read/write errors?


That's your floppy drive. Something tried to read a defective or
non-existent floppy diskette. Judging by the sector numbers, I'd say
non-existent. What were you doing at 13:39:36 yesterday?

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