[arch-general] journalctl and I/O errors

Janna Martl janna.martl109 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 8 12:06:52 EST 2014

On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 1:03 AM, Sébastien Leblanc <leblancsebas at gmail.com>wrote:

> Conclusion (as I understand it):
> 1. There is definitely a bug in Journalctl: it crashes (segfaults) on I/O
> errors.
> 2. You have a drive that is failing, or your BIOS might not be set
> correctly.

Thanks, all, for the analysis. I have submitted a bug report [1] for
systemd. Also, it seems you were right about hardware failure --
though I still can't get smartctl to acknowledge anything being wrong
(except for nonzero current pending sector count), I ran badblocks,
which found a bunch of errors, including on sectors corresponding to
files outside /var/log/journal. Guess I should get a new drive.

[1] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=74714

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