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SubjectRe: data from kernel.bkbits.net
On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 02:17:44PM -0500, Ricky Beam wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Nov 2003, Larry McVoy wrote:
> >Sorry to be short but I already said that I'd eliminated this source of
> >error. What did you think I was doing all weekend?
>
> Let me be equally short. Your original message gave no details of what
> debugging steps had been taken. (I can assume you would know what you're
> doing, but frankly, I could be wrong.) You venture a guess that the
> system had been h4x0r3d in some inventive way to prevent your attempts
> to recover data and proceed to paste error messages from the 3ware
> driver that indicate a problem with the hardware (either driver bug,
> cabling, controller, or channel on that controller) including the
> drive itself.
>
> Please do not attribute to hackers what is simply a half dead drive. So,
> was the machine powered down for an extended period as I aluded? (to
> preserve the machine until someone had time to look at it.)

As I said, *both* drives have extensive file system problems. No, the
machine was not powered down for a long time, and no, neither of these
drives are old, and no, they are not from the same factory batch (they
aren't even the same vendor, one is a Maxtor and the other is a Seagate),
and yes, I of course tried different cable/controller/machine combos.

Any other questions?
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Larry McVoy lm at bitmover.com http://www.bitmover.com/lm
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