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This is a discussion on OT Disk Fun and a Friendly Reminder - Slackware ; I was having a fun time with Google Earth, especially since I found some geologic maps I could overlay. Nifty! Thing was, it was pretty slow. It would hiccup frequently, hanging there for a second... something to do with that ...

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  1. OT Disk Fun and a Friendly Reminder

    I was having a fun time with Google Earth, especially since I found some
    geologic maps I could overlay. Nifty!

    Thing was, it was pretty slow. It would hiccup frequently, hanging
    there for a second... something to do with that X compositing thing I
    turned off when I upgraded to 12.1? Why was Firefox suddenly
    misbehaving, too?

    Watching top through a hiccup showed Google Earth to be in
    Uninterruptible Sleep. I/O probably, but what could be taking so long?
    Sure the disk was "100%" full, but it still had 1.4 GB left on it.

    Oct 18 14:45:00 dicer kernel: hdd: task_in_intr: status=0x59 {
    DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest Error }

    Oct 18 14:45:00 dicer kernel: hdd: task_in_intr: error=0x01 {
    AddrMarkNotFound }, LBAsect=35127936, sector=35127936

    Oct 18 14:45:00 dicer kernel: ide: failed opcode was: unknown

    Oct 18 14:45:00 dicer kernel: end_request: I/O error, dev hdd, sector
    35127936

    Oct 18 14:45:00 dicer kernel: EXT3-fs error (device hdd1):
    ext3_get_inode_loc: unable to read inode block - inode=2197712,
    block=4390984

    Ah. So that's the way it is, is it?

    External USB disk caddy, check. Backup disk, check. Shiny new 750GB
    disk, check. Screwdriver, check. Sharpie ready to write "BAD", check.

    And then:

    Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1 721075720 149315424 535131696 22% /disks/beejhome

    Sweet. And with my backup and the dying gasps of the old disk, I got
    all my files back, too. Man... It's amazing to watch the price of disk
    fall past $0.15 per gig.

    Always backup your data!

    -Beej


  2. Re: OT Disk Fun and a Friendly Reminder

    On 2008-10-19, Beej Jorgensen wrote:
    > Always backup your data!


    And test the backup every now and then.
    Davide

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  3. Re: OT Disk Fun and a Friendly Reminder

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    > On 2008-10-19, Beej Jorgensen wrote:
    >> Always backup your data!

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    > And test the backup every now and then.
    > Davide
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    > Buy a Pentium III so you can reboot faster.


    That's good advice.

    Sid

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