Brendan Kehoe wrote:
> Many thanks for all the ideas!
>> - his logs show only:
>> Feb 12 14:16:17 localhost smartd: Device: /dev/sda, 194
> Currently unreadable (pending) sectors
> Feb 12 14:16:17 localhost smartd: Device: /dev/sda, 194 Offline
> uncorrectable sectors
>> I've suggested he get the disk vendor's diagnostic program to figure
> out if it's a low-level hardware problem.
The thought occurs that this could be the low-level disk maintenance
functionality, automatically remapping broken sectors with some of the
space unannounced ones, and somehow getting an older copy?
> - It happens with some files and not others. He can't do anything to
> make it happen deliberately.
This would tend to support the above... it's only happening on some
physical bits of the disk.
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