[arch-general] blk_update_request: I/O error, dev sda

Morten Bo Johansen mbj at spamcop.net
Mon May 31 20:10:35 UTC 2021

On 2021-05-31 Thore Bödecker via arch-general wrote:

>> 187 Reported_Uncorrect      -O--CK   099   099   000    -    1
>> 188 Command_Timeout         -O--CK   100   099   000    -    12
>> 189 High_Fly_Writes         -O-RCK   067   067   000    -    33
>> 190 Airflow_Temperature_Cel -O---K   051   042   045    Past 49 (Min/Max 28/55 #251)
> This indicates the drive is running rather hot, I suppose it is
> enclosed in a laptop with poor ventilation and there is not much you
> can do about it? However, if you can, a bit more airflow would be
> appreciated by the drive. But in case you are going to replace it with
> an SSD (in contrast to the current SSHD), these tend to create less
> prolonged heat and should run cooler.

It is a Lenovo M93p ThinkCentre which is indeed not in a very
well ventilated place.

> Since these errors are not UDMA/CRC errors (which might be caused by a
> defective cable) and only occured very recently (error timestamp in
> relation to Power_On_Hours) a faulty cable seems very unlikely if you
> did not recently poke at it (e.g. reconnected/reseated the drive for
> whatever reason).
> In my opinion this drive is on the brink of failure and should be
> replaced immediately.

OK, I will heed your advice. Too bad, I just installed Arch a
couple of months ago and I have set up a really nice system. Now,
I have to go through it all again ;(

Thanks for taking the time,

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