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SubjectRe: Crashed Drive, libata wedges when trying to recover data
On Gwe, 2004-09-03 at 16:58, Greg Stark wrote:
> I've even unmounted the filesystem and tried mounting it again. Now I can't
> even mount it without generating the error.

You may well need to reset or powercycle the drive to get it back from
such a state.

> Sep 3 11:48:39 stark kernel: ata1: command 0x25 timeout, stat 0x59 host_stat 0x21
> Sep 3 11:48:39 stark kernel: ata1: status=0x59 { DriveReady SeekComplete DataRequest Error }
> Sep 3 11:48:39 stark kernel: ata1: error=0x01 { AddrMarkNotFound }

"Its dead Jim". Once you get a drive that dies totally (or just keeps
posting up a hardware fail) after the error you are into forensics
(and/or backup) land.
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