Well done!! And thanks for the nice report.
On Wed, 14 Nov 2007, Jeff Saxe wrote:
> I just finished helping a client stop his important server (which he
> unfortunately built with non-RAID drives) to stop freezing. There was a
> one-sector media error, and every time it hit it, it would pause or freeze or
> lock up MySQL. I used smartctl to see it, then your "Bad Block HowTo" to
> figure out exactly which file was going to contain the corruption (so he
> could go look for a backup copy of that database). Then after very carefully
> practicing on another, disposable server, I actually used "dd" to zap the one
> sector, and the drive electronics remapped it away. smartd has stopped noting
> errors every half-hour in his logs, and I was able to "cp TheAffectedFile
> /dev/null" without incident, just to test reading it.
> Thank you, Bruce! Linux rocks! Generous open source authors rock!
> -- Jeff Saxe, Network Engineer
> Blue Ridge InternetWorks, Charlottesvile, VA
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