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Re: [nslu2-linux] Odd Disk Behavior

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  • Mike Westerhof (mwester)
    ... Your symptoms sound like the device is running out of memory. If it used to work, and you ve installed no software, and did no upgrades of existing
    Message 1 of 5 , Jan 10, 2010
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      M.J. Johnson wrote:
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      > I've been happily using a 500Gb HDD in Disk1 with Unslung 6.10 on a
      > 1Gb USB drive in Disk2. Recently, I pulled the old 500Gb HDD (which
      > had been mounting to /share/hdd/data/HDD_1_1_1), and replaced it with
      > a brand new, identical 500Gb drive. (The data contents of the two
      > disks are different.)
      >
      > I now find I'm running into all kinds of issues accessing the data
      > on the new drive from my WinXP machine over the network. The IP
      > address has not changed, nor has the share name (HDD_1_1_1)... yet I
      > get all sorts of strange hanging issues once I try to access the data
      > through a Windows file explorer window that seem to freeze the little
      > Slug and render it unusable. Sometimes I can still SSH to the device,
      > but issuing a reboot command yields no response. Sometimes I'm unable
      > to connect using SSH. Even trying to power down using the physical
      > power button on the device does nothing. I end up having to unplug
      > the Slug, and power cycle the thing to get it back up and running.
      >
      > What might be going on? Is the problem something cached on the
      > Slug that I should reset, or is it likely a Windows problem? How can
      > I better diagnose the issue?
      Your symptoms sound like the device is running out of memory. If it
      used to work, and you've installed no software, and did no upgrades of
      existing packages, then perhaps the issues are caused by disk
      corruption. Remove the drive and check the filesystems on another system.

      If the enclosure for the drive is different, then there might be an
      issue with a different internal USB->IDE or USB->SATA chipset inside the
      different enclosures -- keep in mind that the kernel for Unslung is
      basically the original Linksys kernel, and dates back to when dinosaurs
      roamed the earth, long before the newer chipsets were supported by Linux.

      -Mike (mwester)
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