126.96.36.199 - Sandstorm (revision 573)
x86-embedded on AMD Sempron(tm) Processor LE-1250
MSI MS-7309 Bios: V9.4 02/17/2009
With an add on 4-ch SATA card. (How can I find the specific chipset?) its a low end one. I know that. 3 assorted data disks on this card
Raid 1 array using SATA controller on motherboard. 2 disks in mirror software raid on these channels.
My NAS4Free box has been restarting at times when I try to access an SMB share from the network. It is one of the data disks (NOT the RAID 1 mount) on the add-on card SATA card controller but I am unable to determine exactly which one yet. It seems to cause the mount point of the disk (or sometimes a couple of the disks) to mess up and I have to reapply them when the server reboots. The issue seems to be intermittent and I am unsure how to duplicate it just yet. It has happened at least 4 times in the past week.
On boot up I am seeing the WARNING: /mnt/MyStuff was not properly dismounted error. I have tried to run FSCK on the suspect drive as described here: http://wiki.nas4free.org/doku.php?id=faq:0001
When I do so I don’t see any output in the WEBGUI however on the server console I see a repeating error:
ATA Status Error
ATA status: 51 (DRDY SERV ERR), error: 40 (UNC )
And it repeats that error for about an hour. I see fsck is running from the processes page on the webGUI. But after an hour it just stops.
I have not tried Procedure #2 on FAQ as I don’t have the ability to make a liveCD right now.
Is this possibly my SATA card dyeing? Or what else would cause this?