Input/output error. Disk Error? Memory?
I've got this machine (Suse 9.3. P1000) sitting in my study - it's been ticking over for a few years as just a home dns/dhcp server - with no problems.
Then for some reason I tried to do a backup from another machine onto this machine.
The backup (rsync) dies at random points. When it happens, I login to the dns server, and cannot run anything.
Anything to do with disk access gives "Input/output error". reboot gives "segmentation fault".
I tried (after a power cycle reboot) to do an fsck - and it still does it (after another rsync).
I tried trashing the backup parition - mkreiserfs /dev/hdb3, etc - and it still does it.
I can't see anything in the log files.
I've tried copying a large file a number of times on this machine (on the same partition) and it seems to be fine. I then tried copying the file a number of times onto the root partition (on same disk) - and again it was fine.
So it's unlikely to be disk.
What should I try next? ram?