The latest bit of fun is the 40G drive (that was in the computer that went poof and is probably over 5 years old) is now dying/dead.
# smartctl -a /dev/hdasmartctl version 5.36 [x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce AllenHome page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===Model Family: Maxtor DiamondMax Plus D740X familyDevice Model: MAXTOR 6L040J2Serial Number: 662125740930Firmware Version: A93.0300User Capacity: 40,027,029,504 bytes[..snip..]SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1Num Test_Description Status Remaining LifeTime(hours) LBA_of_first_error# 1 Extended offline Completed: servo/seek failure 90% 33265 76972237
Servo failure? nice.
# smartctl -s on -a /dev/hda[..snip..]=== START OF ENABLE/DISABLE COMMANDS SECTION ===Error SMART Enable failed: Input/output errorSmartctl: SMART Enable Failed.A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue, add one or more '-T permissive' options.
Oh? now smart commands don't even work?
# tail /var/log/messages-bash: /usr/bin/tail: Input/output error
Oh - and I can't access some files on the filesystem. I guess this drive is dead.