[PLUG] Recommended Disk Test

Nat Taylor bioborg at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 13:02:12 PST 2015


not sure about destructiveness of smartmontools and "smartctl -a"

On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 12:34 PM, John Meissen <john at meissen.org> wrote:

>
> dick at dicksteffens.com said:
> > My MythTV box is scheduled to go into the shop on Monday because of an
> > intermittent freeze.
>
> ...
>
> > Before I take it in to the hardware gurus I want to be sure I've run
> > appropriate tests. I ran memtest with no errors. What disk test should
> I  run
> > that will be a non-destructive test? And, when I run it, do I need  to
> have
> > the backend and MySQL shut down?
>
> What version are you running? You're not using that animated holiday theme
> are
> you? (That may have been unique to MythBuntu). When I tried it my frontend
> grew
> to nearly 3GB before I caught it. If I hadn't I would have eventually run
> out
> of memory and swap space.
>
> Have you looked in the log files for anything interesting?
>
> Is this a traditional system with cpu and case fans? I assume you've looked
> inside and would notice, but I've had systems suffer from random lockups
> due to
> heat because the heatsinks were completely blocked with dust buildup.
>
> john-
>
>
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