Re: Linux Sudden Death Syndrome? (fwd)

Jim Nance (
Thu, 5 Oct 95 8:04:50 EDT

> I had it happen when 1.2G Maxtor HD was overheating in the middle of heavy
> I/O (like starting X or a cron job with find). Since disk wasn't working,
> no error messages vert logged :)

Someone (who I forgot) posted yesterday and said that they had this problem,
and had changed every component in the system except the HD, so it could
well be the HD.

It might be helpful if people who experiences this problem could run
something like:

while true; do
dd bs=1k if=/dev/hda of=/dev/null &
sleep 20
echo -n .

and confirm or deny that it excites this 'sudden death' bug.