[mythtv-users] Is my JFS broken ?
mrrooster at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 16:41:29 UTC 2008
2008/8/27 John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com>
> >> Shouldn't smartctl be enough ?
> > Nope. There are many errors that SMART can't detect, or failures that
> > so quickly that the drive is dead before it does.
> I have never yet seen smart tell me a drive was bad or going bad at
> work where I have over 100 drives and I have replaced > 20 bad drives
> in the last 10 years. More would have been bad but drives usually get
> replaced when their size gets too small to be worth the 10W so so they
> consume at idle. Usually I find bad (or going bad) drives by the
> machine locking up or the drive getting kicked out of a raid 5 or 6
> array. And when it gets kicked out of an array I run badblocks for a
> weekend on the drive and if it finds 1 single bad block I RMA the
> drive since modern hard drives should automatically remap bad sectors
> to good ones they have in reserve. If you see any bad sectors then
> something really bad is happening..
Ironically, smart status on my root drive on my home server shows there's 11
remapped sectors... and it's still going strong.... (although I do expect it
to die any month now...)
It maybe should be called notthatSMART
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