[m-dev.] Uranus has (minor) hard disk curruption.

Paul Bone pbone at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Tue Apr 21 14:02:23 AEST 2009

On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 02:33:43PM +1000, Paul Bone wrote:
> Please avoid using uranus until further notice.
> It appears that the root filesystem has become (slightly) corrupt.  It is too
> early to tell if this is due to a faulty hard disk or due to a software bug or
> other problem.  The system has automatically remounted the filesystem as
> read-only, therefore uranus will function minimally for the time being.
> On Monday morning uranus will be shut down to perform maintenance.  Since this
> is the Mercury' website, CVS and bugtracking server these facilities will be
> unavailable.
> Note that the mercury website and CVS repository are safe on a department
> fileserver.  I will make a backup of the bug tracking database tomorrow
> morning.

This has now been performed and Uranus is once again available.

The root filesystem had very minimal curruption.  The cause is still unknown.
I was uanble to query the hard disk for SMART health information and choose not
to perform a badblocks scan on the harddisk since no IO errors had actually
been reported.


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