failing disk, or not?

George Georgalis george at
Tue Mar 29 11:54:54 PST 2005

On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 03:23:31AM +0800, Bill Hacker wrote:
>George Georgalis wrote:
>>>>pci0: <unknown card> (vendor=0x10de, dev=0x00e4) at 1.1 irq 10
>>>NVIDIA  - nForce3 250 SMBus Controller ?
>>Was wondering about that too... maybe it has something to do with
>>the flash Memory Card Reader -- which I might be taking out because
>>it takes up a hd slot.
>I use an IDE adaptor for that - and *expect* errors when I am putting
>an OS onto a CF.  They have very slow write cycle times,
>(and a finite lifetime of writes - best mounted 'noatime')
>But I presume yours is an empty socket at this time?

Just empty sockets, I may use for flashing cards for use in sokris, or
my camera, etc. The onboard card reader looks very much like it's on a
usb port.

>I would start by disconnecting everything not essential,
>see if the problem goes away - or at least changes...

really? the box has been pretty stable. Only noticed write errors with
big writes (copying dvd), and they don't seem fatal. I was hoping the
device id could just be added so it uses an appropriate api vs whatever
generic bios ide calls are happening.

. ..more in another followup to Matt...

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george at xxxxxxxxx

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