Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-11-2006, 02:41 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 54

Rep: Reputation: 15
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?

Old 06-11-2006, 07:39 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: earth
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,067
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 928Reputation: 928Reputation: 928Reputation: 928Reputation: 928Reputation: 928Reputation: 928Reputation: 928
If the disk appears to be fine I'd definitely be looking at DMA, that's memory
then, as a culprit. Next step down (if the box is coming of age and maybe living
in a humid and/or dusty environment) the DMA controller on the board, which would
call for a board replacement...



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Input/output error rob19 Linux - Newbie 14 08-21-2012 09:35 PM
Input/Output Error; dpkg sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned and error code (2) NosLycn Linux - Software 7 12-12-2011 02:50 AM
aplay: pcm_write:1029: write error: Input/output error mimithebrain Linux - Software 2 12-04-2007 11:51 AM
input/output error cdrom read error oobe Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 04-01-2006 02:08 AM
cp - error reading /mnt/cdrom/mpegav/avseq01.dat input/output error manishsingh4u Linux - General 2 10-17-2005 05:02 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration