what does it mean ?

Hello,

Cpu was sucked by something on one of my boxes.
I had a lot of error in /var/log/message

Oct 4 17:08:20 s1 kernel: hda: dma timeout retry: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
Oct 4 17:08:20 s1 kernel:
Oct 4 17:08:20 s1 kernel: hdb: dma_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
Oct 4 17:08:20 s1 kernel: hdb: dma_intr: error=0x84 { DriveStatusError BadCRC }
Oct 4 17:08:20 s1 kernel: hdb: dma_timer_expiry: dma status == 0x41
Oct 4 17:08:21 s1 kernel: hdb: error waiting for DMA
Oct 4 17:08:21 s1 kernel: hdb: dma timeout retry: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
Oct 4 17:08:21 s1 kernel:
Oct 4 17:08:21 s1 kernel: hdb: lost interrupt
Oct 4 17:08:22 s1 last message repeated 6 times
Oct 4 17:08:22 s1 kernel: blk: queue c0417678, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
Oct 4 17:08:22 s1 kernel: hdb: dma_timer_expiry: dma status == 0x41
Oct 4 17:08:23 s1 kernel: hdb: error waiting for DMA
Oct 4 17:08:23 s1 kernel: hdb: dma timeout retry: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
Oct 4 17:08:23 s1 kernel:
Oct 4 17:08:23 s1 kernel: hdb: lost interrupt
Oct 4 17:08:23 s1 last message repeated 6 times
Oct 4 17:08:23 s1 kernel: hdb: dma_timer_expiry: dma status == 0x41
Oct 4 17:08:23 s1 kernel: hdb: error waiting for DMA
Oct 4 17:08:23 s1 kernel: hdb: dma timeout retry: status=0x58 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest }
Oct 4 17:08:23 s1 kernel:
Oct 4 17:08:23 s1 kernel: hdb: lost interrupt
Oct 4 17:23:11 s1 last message repeated 889 times
Oct 4 17:23:21 s1 kernel: hdb: lost interrupt
Oct 4 17:24:11 s1 last message repeated 5 times
Oct 4 17:33:42 s1 sshd(pam_unix)[6338]: session opened for user root by (uid=0)
Oct 4 17:36:26 s1 kernel: ip_tables: © 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
Oct 4 17:53:12 s1 kernel: hdb: lost interrupt
Oct 4 17:53:22 s1 kernel: hdb: lost interrupt
Oct 4 17:54:12 s1 last message repeated 5 times

And sago answered me this :

Just let us know if you would like to swap out the drive. We can do it anytime that’s good for you.

What does it mean ? (swap out ?? is it the swap ??)

Thanks
Pascal

In this case, swap means change out. In other words, I think the hard drive is damaged and not working, so they are asking you whether you want to change the hard drive or not.

Thanks it was just to be sure I’ve well understood

Pascal

Ok now my pbm is this one

They changed me the HDD (in fact moved my 2nd HDD from my old box to the new one)
It seems to be slave

But now I have no more swap

Mem: 995172k av, 321588k used, 673584k free, 0k shrd, 39156k buff
243580k active, 34792k inactive
Swap: 0k av, 0k used, 0k free 105364k cached

It appears that the Swap Fs was on the 2nd HDD

/dev/hdb1 swap swap defaults 0 0

What I have to do to restore and setup correctly my swap fs
(I have 1GB ram memory, and 2 80GB HDD)

Thanks

pascal

I understand what happens but I need advised.

I had two boxes. On the old one I had 2 HDD
On the new one :

  • there was 2 HDD too (but I didn’t know that)
  • The swap partition was on this 2nd HDD

When I asked them to move my 2nd HDD from my old box to the new one, they did it. They replaced the existing 2nd HDD with mine.

But on my 2nd HDD I have no swap partition !!!

so it is the pbm, in fstab it looks for a swap partition in hdb1

Now what could I do ?
Resized my existing ext3 partition on my 2nd HDD and add on it a swap partition ?
ok but I have some data on this one, will they be lost ?

Any advise will be very welcomed :slight_smile:

Thanks

Pascal