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

Tim Kennedy sugarat at thunderhold.sugarat.net
Thu Nov 4 03:13:42 MET 1999

That's definitely a hard drive error.  I don't have any IDE drives around
so I don't know alot about them, but you may have a failing hard drive on
your hands.  How old is the drive?

Actually, I have a box wiht a bad hdd, though it is running FreeBSD, and I
get lots of 
wd0s1f: hard error reading fsbn 335390 of 335376-335391 (wd0s1 bn 1564190;
cn 387 tn 60 sn 26) (status 59<rdy,seekdone,drq,err> error 40<uncorr>)

Do you know exactly what's causing this message?  MRTG is  I/O intensive,
but I wouldn't think it would cause problems to a hard drive that was in
good condition.


On Wed, 3 Nov 1999, 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?

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