[mrtg] Re: Weird error message in MRTG and Linux.

Justin Shore macdaddy at vinnie.ksu.ksu.edu
Thu Nov 4 01:51:36 MET 1999

At 7:34 PM -0500 11/3/99, Allen J.D. Vailliencourt wrote:
>Currently running MRTG 2.8.8 on a Caldera Open Linux 2.3 box.  128 RAM
>and 4+ gig of HD space and Apache 1.3.9
>Only running MRTG for around 5 devices and I have it setup in our
>crontab (actually, not the etc/crontab, but the root crontab under
>/var/spool/cron), to call the script every 5 minutes (5 scripts all at
>the same time) and run the mrtg and rateup programs.
>Here's the weird error messages I get on my console screens on the box:
>hda: status timeout: status = 0xd0 {Busy}
>hda: no DRQ after issuing WRITE
>ide0: reset: success
>I have no clue what this means and haven't been able to find out any
>info on it.  I do know it has something to do with the mrtg program,
>because when I stop the cron job, the messages stop as well.
>Anyone have any idea on this oddity?

First off, can you run the scripts by hand on the command prompt 
without the error?  If not, run just your scripts and not MRTG and 
see what happens.  You might also send the scripts to the list if it 


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